I’ve created this page to share with you my 28 acts of kindness*. The tragedy in Connecticut was so horrific that I will not be politically correct (or polite). I hate guns and would gladly burn up the second amendment. I also believe we should have universal health care so that everyone can get access to the physical and mental health that they need. But, the anger and sorrow from the death of 28 people on December 14, 2012 could easily consume me. Columbine did, I became depressed for the first time in my life after April 20, 1999. As much as I want to hold onto my anger to ensure that change actually occurs this time, I know that it cannot, or will not, bring peace to me or this country. Anger is not the way to honor the lives of the victims, 20 of whom were children; children who know not anger, but unrelenting kindness. Therefore, I have decided what I can do in the immediate aftermath of this tragedy is to do 28 acts of kindness. Planned or random, big or small, just acts that show love, not hate. Acts that bring joy, not sorrow. Acts that unite, not divide. I urge you to join me and make 28 acts of kindness multiplied. And, if you so choose, share them with me and others on this site as a tribute to the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary.
*Yes, 28. Hating Adam Lanza will not bring back his 27 victims, nor heal our hearts.