Remembering Sandy Hook: 26 Random Acts of Kindness

By: wheatmeister
December 19, 2012

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.

Will you and your family do 26 acts of kindness in remembrance of the victims of Sandyhook?

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

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6 Responses to Remembering Sandy Hook: 26 Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Nick Literski on December 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Re the OP title, “Sandy Hook” is two words. When I first saw the title as you wrote it, I thought it said “Kinderhook,” which brings forth a very different set of memories!

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  2. hawkgrrrl on December 19, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Nick – corrected!

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  3. Debbie on December 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Is there a site that you can go to to print out the 26 acts of kindness note that I’ve been seeing, that honors all of the Sandy Hook victims?

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  4. hawkgrrrl on December 20, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Debbie – I found this one: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/12/19/acts-kindness-sandy-hook-shooting

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  6. Douglas on December 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    I hope the press focuses more on the bravery of the principal and counselor who were tragically murdered, and also the kindness shown by neighbors (some of them childless) to fleeing children. It’s at least anecdotes of the better side of humanity that gives me cause to believe that all is not lost.

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