After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last week, I wasn't quite sure what to do or how to process it. I'm not a parent and can't imagine losing a child. I have experienced the loss of my mom, so that was the frame of reference for grief that I had, which just left me frozen. A fellow blogger‘s nephew, Noah Pozner, was killed in the shooting, and it just made the world seem so small.
Earlier tonight, I read about #26Acts and I finally knew what I could do to help – what we can ALL do to help.
Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, “What can I do?” Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to social media and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 26 acts of kindness to honor each life lost in Newtown.
Are you in?
Need help coming up with random acts? Here are some lists:
- 134 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness via And Then We Saved
- 38 Random Acts of Robyn via Mix Mingle Glow
- A smile deck of ideas from helpothers.org
- Simply search #26Acts on Twitter
- Check out this Storify feed
Sure, we should always act in kindness and hopefully we try to. Perhaps this will remind us to try a little more to brighten up others, and boost yourself as well. It's not about how much we can give or whether or not anyone knows you did it. Secret joys are a delight to have.