Last week was full of heartbreak.
One of my best friends a few days later.
Then add the Newtown, Connecticut event and it was truly the week from Hades for our entire nation.
Instead of memorials, or trying to make sense of all that has happened, I've decided to honor my loved one and the victims of the school shooting by campaigning for my friends/followers/readers to commit to participating in
365 Days of Random Acts of Kindness.
Of course you don't have to wait, you know - and I know a lot of you make this a part of your every day life, anyway!
But starting January 1, 2013 I will leave a short comment of acts of kindness that I know you all have either witnessed from someone else/something you've done, or even a kindness that has been shown to you!
You can leave them in the comments or email them to me.
I will also list some ideas of things we can all do!
Let's all commit to making this world a gentler, kinder place. That may seem a daunting - even impossible task, but it isn't!
I'm reminded of how our whole nation's demeanor changed after
9-11. Road age came to a halt. People held the door open for each other, smiled a bit more, looked out for each other. And then...it trailed off and everyone went back to their old ways.
Let's not let that happen this time.
Let's get in the habit of going beyond being kind and actually doing little, special things for people.
I hope you'll make that commitment to join me in doing this.