Like many people, I’ve been a bundle of emotions this weekend – sad, angry, shocked, confused, and sad and shocked all over again. I grew up in Connecticut not far from Newtown and I can’t wrap my head around it.
I have had a knot in my throat that won’t go away. I haven’t really watched the news or read many articles because I know that once I do, I won’t be able to stop crying. My heart is heavy and it feels like it’s going to burst sometimes – from the sorrow, the sadness, the madness and the irrational fears.
It’s Sunday night and the boys are asleep and I’ve started to read some articles, commentary and blog posts. I was right. I can’t stop crying now. It was this beautiful post over at Masala Chica that did it.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. – Buddha
There’s a movement to perform 26 acts of kindness to honor each of the victims from Sandy Hook Elementary, an idea initiated by Ann Curry. While it doesn’t seem like much, it feels like the right thing to me. There’s a part of me that needs to believe that there’s good out there in people and in the world.
I’d love for you to join this movement and to share with friends. You can follow the movement on Twitter with the hashtags #20Acts (for the 20 children) or #26Acts (for all those who lost their lives on Friday).
Here’s more information on how you can help families affected by the Newtown school shooting.
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