Across the nation, many of us are struck with an urge to act and to do something in honor of the 26 victims of the senseless mass shooting that occurred in Newtown, CT..
Some of us are are planning on marching on the capital to encourage a change to our current gun laws, others will fight for more resources for the mentally ill, hundreds are sending flowers to the funerals of the children and educators gunned down in the tragedy, many are donating money to the people of Newtown, while others will sit frozen with their grief and feeling bewildered by what to do.
Ann Curry of NBC News had a suggestion. One that is easy, simple and a wonderful way to offset the evil that this tragedy bestowed upon a undeserving community.
Curry wrote: “Newtown’s heartbreak has a lot of us asking, “What can I do?” Thinking about this, I took to Twitter and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I added, “I’m in. If you are, RT #20Acts.” Some took her message and changed it to #26ActsofKindness in order to also honor the others killed at Sandy Hook. ”
I love the idea of doing something immediate to pay honor to those who lost their lives beyond the political or by simply lighting a candle or sending some flowers. Creating a positive moment and a random act of kindness to make the world a better place, all in memory of those who lost their lives.
Here are 20 acts you can do – which will you do?
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