Monday, December 17, 2012

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What can I say about what happened in Connecticut on Friday?
There are no words for it.
I wanted to pick Tempe up from school early and never let her go back.
In fact, I'm keeping her home today, not because I am afraid something will happen to her at school, but because I just can't bear to send her. Just for one day, I need her home with me.
The thing about public shootings is that they are just so destructive. The sorrow from the loss of life is devastating but the destruction goes beyond that. Public shootings and other random acts of violence destroy faith and hope in humanity and fill the world with despair.
I don't want to live in a world filled with despair.
I don't want my children to grow up in a world like that, either.
That's why it's so important to actively seek to find the good in the world and other people, and to actively seek to be the good in the world.

The best way to combat random acts of violence is with random acts of kindness. 
Over the next few weeks, my family and I are going to do 26 random acts of kindness in honor of those killed at Sandy Hook. I want to bring just a little bit more light and joy into this world that seems so dark and bleak right now. 

Will you join me in doing random acts of kindness in tribute to those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook?

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.--Anne Frank

{If you need ideas, check out this blog post}


    2 comments:

    Sarah said...

    Fantastic point, fantastic post. Love it, thank you!

    Lora said...

    I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing it!