We Were There

This is Ron with your Motivational Message:

Today is a somber day for many Americans as we reflect back over the events of 9/11, 2001.  Most of us do remember where we were and what we were doing when the tragedy occurred.  Many of our loved ones lost their lives and the ramifications of that senseless act still affect our nation today.  I thank God for the men and women who bravely protect our country.  We must continue to pray for those who lost their family, friends, and colleagues.  Their lives will reflect purpose, peace, and change.

I was in New York City on that dark day and watched the towers come crashing down.  The following video is a short story of something that I experienced.

If you are reading this today, then you are alive.  There are numerous things to thank God for in the midst of struggle.  I know, like myself, you have experienced problems in your own life.  I think it would be cool if we could think of the positive for a minute and still find a reason to smile for awhile.

Please enjoy my short video.  The paintings on either side of me were painted in memory of those whose lives were tragically cut short.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mofM90scp0U&feature=youtu.be">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mofM90scp0U&feature=youtu.be</a>

If the video does not appear on your browser, please click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mofM90scp0U&feature=youtu.be

To your inspiration,


Posted in Ron's Thoughts.


  1. Yes smile. Thinking of our loving brother Dan I smile I miss him but can smile because I shared my life with him as you have

    Ron I survived terminal untreatable cancer by the grace if god three strokes now I am paralized in one leg foot ankle in elec scott er chair legally blind life changes but I can smile yes Ron SMILE it is contageous and a gift to those who share your joy of lifebthroughnyour smile

    God bless us we pray for peace , love and forgiveness and CASH ha ha!

  2. It’s called….lumbo sacral plexopathy no connection with the cancer that was-abated by a doc in LA

    It’s is idiopathic so I am on risk benifit treat ment totally in gods hands any thing to find out more of this rare disorder is dangerous any known treatments are dangerous ethics say the only benifit would be academic the risk is me so I always knew that god is in charge but I gave the docs a chance they finally realized yes they can’t do anything. As god is in charge so

    Prayer Ron prayer let us honor Jesus no mater what we feel it is nothing compared to the suffering of Christ for our salvation And yes a SMILE is a prayer………so thanks for your message it was good timeing I just got the risk .benifit news from the doctor team…. I smiled because I always knew it to be so life is a gift smile…

  3. Thank you for sharing this, Ron. It is remarkable that you were there when it happened, and your intuition on the reason sounds good to me. I’ll remember to keep smiling when it seems like there’s isn’t much else to do.

  4. Ron, you are such an inspiration to so many…I met you several years ago at an AIM Nutrition convention…this was even before Gracie was born…I have several of your paintings and prints on the walls of my home and also photos taken with you. I look forward to your regular words of encouragement. God Bless.

    Christine Smith Tampa,Florida

  5. Dear Ron, I think that 9/11 is also a really important and that it’s really touching that you’ve given your own personal time to talk about its importance.

  6. Dear Ron, i’m really touched that you took time out of your day to come talk to some random middle schoolers and honestly you effected us all and i thank you a lot 🙂

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