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#26Acts – Are You In?

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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

BUT……

I can be kind.

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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:

The idea is simple (courtesy of NPR):

‘Do “26 acts of kindness” — one for each of the 20 children and 6 adults killed last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.’

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.

Are you?

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

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  1. December 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I totally agree – we need more kindness in the world. This is a lovely way to honour the dead.

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    • December 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Thanks as always Ladyfi for stopping by. 🙂

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  2. Julie
    December 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I am in! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! My girl is home for a visit!

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  3. December 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    That’s awesome Julie ~ all the way around! Love & best wishes to you & your family.

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  4. Karl
    December 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Amen. Earlier today I was just thinking that I simply need to be nicer, That’s a start, right?

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    • December 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Yep! It sure is, Karl. 🙂

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  5. December 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I am up to 7 now. ….I need to get out more! Great post Karen. Pay it forward WordPress!

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    • December 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      That’s awesome Andy & that’s the hope …Pay it forward!

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  6. December 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I have embarked in this noble deed too, because I believe in kindness there is nothing like ‘too much’ of it. Best of luck and best wishes to all who are trying!

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    • December 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by & commenting. Good luck & best wishes to you as well.

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      • December 26, 2012 at 4:28 am

        it was a pleasure!! Keep up the great work!!!
        🙂

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  7. December 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Finally able to read and respond, and, yes, I’m in. Just last night in church a woman came up to me and thanked me for singing my song. Said she, s been depressed about what happened in Connecticut and the words of my song gave her hope . I cried and felt the meaning of Christmas. Love you.

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    • December 25, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      Welcome back & Merry Christmas dear friend. Love you too.

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  8. Anonymous
    December 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Karen, l too am in,l will do an act of kindness to people who least expect it, and especially to the poor and homeless.

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    • December 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Way to go, Anonymous!

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  9. Anonymous
    December 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks for spreading the word about this Karen. I, too, am in.

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    • December 27, 2012 at 7:29 am

      Thank YOU, Anonymous!

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