Sharing #26Acts of Kindness in Memory of Newtown

#26Acts of Kindness

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Sharing #26Acts of Kindness

My blogging friends have kept my Facebook page busy this week with some amazing stories. Stories of the way they are reaching out to others through #26Acts of Kindness. I’ve been home sick all week. Reading these short tales has been inspiring to say the least. Have you heard about the #26Acts movement?

In light of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, Ann Curry of NBC News answered the question many have asked over the past week, “What can I do?

The answer is a simple one. #26Acts of Kindness. Reach out. Connect. Care.

The movement has gone viral and it’s easy to get involved. All you have to do is vow to do 26 acts of kindness. Each act representing a life lost in Newtown, Connecticut

Why me?

I’m a mother, a sister, and a teacher. I know the pain of unexpectedly losing a sibling at a young age. I can barely imagine the pain of losing a child. Thinking about it takes my breath away. And I know the sense of responsibility I have for the students in my classroom. I would do anything to protect them if we were threatened at school. My best teaching friend went to Sandy Hook school.

I understand.

I also feel the only way to make a difference in the world is to start at home. I might not change the world today but I could change someone’s day.

Could you?

Here are a few things that others have been doing as part of their #26Acts of Kindness:

  • Handing out lottery scratch tickets to weary travelers in airport
  • Pay for the person behind you in the drive thru line
  • Rake someone’s lawn
  • Deliver a holiday meal or gift card to a family in need

Or just hold the door open for someone at the store.

It’s the little things that can change someone’s day and perhaps more.

So… are you in? What will be your first of your #26Acts of Kindness?

To read about others who are joining the cause, visit my friend The Frugalette!