Purposeful kindness rebalances world
I’ve read about people doing 26 acts of kindness in honor of the victims at Sandy Hook. What a positive and useful idea.
That tragedy has left many of us feeling helpless in the face of such evil. We can make an effort to rebalance the world by countering acts of violence with acts of kindness – an act of generosity and love in remembrance of each victim.
Donate to a food bank, shovel a neighbor’s sidewalk, reconnect with someone you’re estranged from. Give blood at Red Cross, thank the janitor who cleans your office, call your mother. Pick up trash on the sidewalk, listen to an older person’s story for the tenth time. Send a written thank you to the teacher who encouraged you. Put money in the Salvation Army’s holiday bucket. Take a meal to someone who’s having a rough time. Ask your co-worker how her sick husband is doing.
Fill the world with purposeful warmth and kindness to combat the senseless evil that ended the lives of those 26. It will help each of us, and it will help make our part of the world a kinder, gentler place.