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