There is no amount of human kindness that could come from this, that I could possibly use to make sense of this senselessness. ~ Kavst
That’s what I said in last week’s post, A Stranger’s Grief.
Part of my despair was in having such an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. What could I possibly do to help anyone, in this situation? It is human nature to want to aid in the face of crisis and while I still can’t imagine anything coming from the senselessness that occurred last Friday in Newtown, Conn. that could possibly help to make sense of what happened, I must admit to being pretty blown-away by the now world-wide, multitude of random acts of human kindness that have spawned from Ann Curry’s tweet earlier this week.
Her remarks challenge people everywhere to DO something to honor the victims of last week’s massacre.
I have no consoling words that might help anyone and I don’t believe that in hindsight we will glean any kind of lesson or understanding from this event. ~ Kavst
I can be kind.
We should never really need a reason to be kind but sometimes we need inspiration and I am inspired to Act– kindly.
As borrowed from my friend Andy who posted on the same subject earlier this week over at OUR LIFE IN 3D:
This, I can do. Thousands of people all over the world have heard this call and are doing it, too. And while they are not meant to console, these Acts are meant to honor.
Whether it’s Making a Snowflake, saying a prayer, sending a long over-due note to a friend, paying for a stranger’s meal or groceries, giving an umbrella to someone waiting for the bus on a rainy day or buying boots for a homeless man; whether it is to someone you know or a complete stranger; whether it is public or anonymously, it’s been said, that no act of kindness is too small and that the impact of an act of kindness should never be underestimated.
I can be kind and commit to an act of kindness. I can commit to 20, 26 even 28 random acts of kindness.
This, I can do. This, I will do.
So, YES Ann Curry- I’m in.
Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday Season Filled With
Peace, Joy and Random Acts of Kindness!
Photo Credit #1 DO – Google Images
Photo Credit #2 Inspire To Act/NBC News