My heart is broken for the people of Newtown, Connecticut after the unimaginable tragedy that struck their town, their children, last Friday the 14th. I have two kids of my own, one a little girl in first grade. I see the faces of those innocent children on the news and I think of my own daughter. How do you recover from something like that? I can’t even begin to imagine.
What I do know is that the entire nation is mourning the loss of these lives and everyone wants to do something to help. I read about Ann Curry’s idea of paying it forward by committing 26 random acts of kindness in memory of each of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary and I loved the idea! So I’m in! I’m going to share my acts of kindness with you and hope you’ll join in too!
Tell me what you’re doing by leaving a comment, tweet it to me, send me your blog post, email me at pandorasdeals (at) gmail (dot) com and give me your ideas. Post them on my Facebook wall! Let’s share them with each other and in the process honor these little lives lost far too soon.
Today I did my first little good deed by buying some canned goods and adding to the donation drive at my daughter’s school. This is a picture I took of only one box of many that the kids and families at her school came together to give to people in need in our community. So easy to do, and it will make a difference to someone. These acts don’t need to be huge or expensive. Every little act of kindness is meaningful.
I asked my kids for more ideas of ways we could spread kindness in the coming weeks and they have some good ones! I can’t wait to get rolling. One down, 25 to go!
#26Acts: Who’s with me?!