#26 Acts of Kindness – Are you in?

December 19, 2012 in Best of Both, Kids, kindness

are you in?

#26 Acts of Kindness – Are you in?  I am!  What is this you might ask?  Well when checking out the post from a fellower blogger Isra better known as The Frugulette she wrote a blog called The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Newtown, CT #26Acts.  After reading I was inspired-thank you Isra for sharing.

#26 Acts of Kindness actually started a few days ago when Ann Curry tweeted about “doing something” in response to the horrible killings in Newtown, CT.  She asked people to imagine what would happen if people carried out twenty random acts of kindness to honor the fallen children.  Watch the three-minute newstory on the topic by clicking here.

Well apparently people seized the idea of  and even increased the number to #26 Acts of Kindness to include the heroic teachers and administrators that lost their lives at Sandy Hook trying to protect the children of their school.

This idea is really taking off.  I went onto my Twitter account @KathleenKL and was AMAZED at reading all the things people are doing when I looked up the hashtag!  Check out #20ACTS and #26ACTS–I promise you will be moved into action and kindness.  People are tweeting about how good it feels to be kind.  What a gift to give this holiday!

Being kind doesn’t cost much.  Smiling, holding the door, letting people merge into traffic, bringing cookies to the local police and fire stations.  Have a few extra dollars, people are paying for other people’s coffee, the lay away bills for Christmas, purchasing a bag of groceries for the local food pantry.  Send a card to a veteran in a nursing home or a care package to an active person in the military.  The list is endless really.

I have often posted on my Facebook page some of my favorite quotes revolving around kindness and passing it forward.  I think there are so many people feeling so torn as I described earlier this week that this is a wonderful and sincere starting place to heal.  I hope by honoring and remembering the twenty-six that this will bring some small solace and peace to the families that grieve.

One of my favorites that really describes #26 Acts of Kindness is from  Amelia Earhart:

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”

Please join me and millions of others honoring the victims of Sandy Hook:

Charlotte Bacon, 6

Rachel D’Avino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, 47

Jesse Lewis, 6

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Daniel Barden, 7

Josephine Gay, 7

Madeleine Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

James Mattioli, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6