Each year, 9/11 is a day of solemn remembrance, which is as it should be. But it's also a time to recall the positives that came out of that day -- the kindness among strangers, the estrangements mended, the way a nation and a planet came together if only for a short time. In the midst of the confusion and despair, small happinesses came to mean more than ever. It was the worst of humanity; it was also, in some ways, the very best.
Some good things did in fact happen on this date. Let's reflect and remember the events of September 11, 2001 -- but if we have to cheer ourselves up with a few milestones from the world of sport, that's okay too. We're only human.