Again, I would encourage and challenge everyone to find a way to perform 26 acts of kindness in honor of those lost. Perhaps it won't happen in a day, a week or even a month as it can take some thought and time to find the things that speak to you and encourage you to act and that's okay, too.. Perhaps it will relate directly to the children or staff lost such as a donation to the Animal Shelter in Catherine's name, but perhaps it will be something local to you and that's okay. There's so much we can't do in this tragic situation, but we can honor others with kindness wherever it is.
Last edited by Sanely Eccentric; Dec. 18, 2012 at 01:35 AM.
“I never play horseshoes ‘cause Mother taught us not to throw our clothes around.”
We warmbloods did some nice things for others (including cothers) before the shooting. And we've done some good things after the shooting.
It should not take a tragedy like the shooting to prompt someone to do good acts. While we don't have the bumpersticker, we've always liked the "I do random acts of kindness" bumper sticker.
But if this tragedy does make people want to do acts of kindness, remember not to stop at 26. The possibilities are limitless and some things don't require a lot of money.
(Ok so we do some bad things, but not really bad things. Taking down part of the fence was not our fault! Someone planted rye grass a couple of feet away from our pasture. We can't eat rye grass, but it is so tempting that we had to try. Our owner had to nail those 2 rails back into the posts.)
I saw this on Twitter and I'm telling everyone I know! I think it's so great and a way to do something (no matter how small) to honor the victims. I was so excited to get started with my acts of kindness, though I don't plan to stop at 26, because I felt so helpless and really wanted to do something to help, and I know a lot of people feel the same way.