Saturday, December 14, 2013

#26Acts in 2013

Along with tons of other people, I decide to participate once again in Ann Curry's #26Acts movement on Twitter, which she started after the Sandy Hook school shootings one year ago today.  She posted:  "Imagine if all of us committed to 20 mitvahs/acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I'm in. If you are RT #20Acts"

The response she had to her idea was explosive. The number has since been upped to #26Acts to include the teachers as well as the kids.

Her Twitter feed is now filled with people around the world--not just in the US--doing amazing, surprising, heartbreakingly kind things for complete strangers, all in memory of the teachers and children killed. I highly recommend reading her Twitter feed, it will restore your faith in humanity:

If you want to participate in #26Acts on Twitter, do it! It's not too late, it's still going strong.

I thought that the origami doves fit well when I did them last year, so I'm doing it again and leaving 26 of them in various sizes around town today.

Since there is still some leftover snow on the ground and everything is pretty much wet through, some will be hidden in little brightly colored plastic Easter eggs for people to find.

The #26Acts movement basically asks people to do something positive for others--random acts of kindness.  My take on it is not political and is simply meant as a small, uplifting moment that just maybe will bring a smile to someone's face when they need it most, and encourage them to pay it forward.

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