I am one of those people in this country overcome by sadness from the CT tragedy last Friday and sitting around thinking “what can I do?!?”. I felt so helpless. So sad. A little fearful. Two days in a row, I teared up pulling up to my kids’ elementary school for drop off and pick up. It’s such an overwhelming sense of sadness and seeing our school makes me mourn for those families at Sandy Hook Elementary even more.
Until today. Something made me smile.
It was Ann Curry and now she is my new best friend!
She started a kindness movement and I am in and I hope you are too! Here is what she wrote yesterday:
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.”
Tens of thousands of people on Twitter and Facebook not only seized the idea, they increased it to #26Acts, to include the heroic teachers, and are launching acts of kindness big and small all over America. The acts are spreading overseas, including one tweeted from Borneo.
This is exactly what I needed! Exactly what many people in this country needed! That is why I’m sharing it with you. I’m hoping you will join me now and during the holidays in the 26 Acts of Kindness! And I LOVE that Ann Curry said this on Twitter today:
She is right, it’s great to be humble but I LOVE reading everyone’s acts of kindness. I could sit on those hashtags on Twitter all day long just reading all the acts of kindness. It just makes me smile. I’m not going to lie, it makes me cry a little too because the whole idea is so beautiful! Acts of Kindness in honor of those children and teachers lost! Again, Ann Curry, you are my new BFF. Thanks for making me smile!
Please join me in the #26Acts of Kindness. And make sure you share your #26acts on Twitter with the hashtags #26Actsofkindness or #26acts or #20acts so that others know that the love is spreading! I won’t mind if you share your acts of kindness on our Baby Gizmo Facebook Page either because I love to hear what our BG parents are doing! I’ll be sharing both places!