A friend of mine found this note on her car this week with a Starbucks gift card:  “To honor the 26 people who died in Newtown, CT, my family is doing 26 acts of kindness. You are number 3. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season. God bless!”

What a great way to take a random and senseless act of violence that has devastated a community and left our country fearful and wounded and turn it into the spreading of goodwill toward total strangers.  This is also a way to show children that they can make a difference for good in the lives of others.  Are you up for the challenge?

There are sites that offer suggestions:

And too many others to list.  I imagine your families, especially the kids, could come up with some great ideas.

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Share your experiences in the comments if you decide to participate.  What small acts of kindness did you do?