One likes to think that, after a tragedy or trauma, we eventually become stronger, more capable, wiser because of it. After all, human experience isn't once long descent into entropy. That's what we do best, isn't it? Evolve. Sometimes, you can't just stand around and hope that you get better, though. Sometimes you have to do something to help yourself grow.
Remembering 9/11 three years ago, President Obama said “Even
the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to
honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed