26 Acts of Kindness

I know it's still very fresh in every ones minds and hearts what has happened that tragic day on Friday the 14th, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.
Even now as I'm writing I can't stop the tears. I know everyone has a different emotion for what happened that day. I being a mother of an elementary school child and a 11month old couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the news that day. My heart just sank hearing the stories and the count of victims. Then realizing most were children, I crumpled to the floor and just remember thinking "WHY?!" "How could someone do something like this?!".
My heart and thoughts go out to all the families that have had to go though this tragic loss. I can't help but think of those little faces that will never get to grow and do wonderful things in this world. The adults that risked everything to protect those children. They are heroes.
I remember going to pick up my son after school that day, he had asked what was wrong as I hugged him and silently cried. I explained to him what I had seen/heard on the news. (We talk with our son a lot about what goes on and things he has questions about, we explain fully) He was very saddened and started to cry. He hugged me very tight and asked what we could do to help the families. It made me smile, my son has a big heart for an 8yr old. I told him because we are in another state  unfortunetly we couldn't do much, but we can remember them and pray for their families. Maybe find a way to send a letter or message to the school and families.

Then I saw a Facebook page about
photo from Facebook. Click to be taken to the page
I thought "what an amazing idea!" We all need to bring some GOOD back into this world. I think along the way over the years, this world has become a me, me, me train of thought. We need to get back to thinking of everyone. Not just ourselves. Just one Act of Kindness, no matter how small can replicate into dozens of more acts.
My family and I will join in on doing 26 Acts. I hope others will join me as well.
Lets remember these Heroes and Little Angels for years to come. Lets show there is still real GOOD in this world!.


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