Saturday, December 14, 2013

Newtown CT - One Year Later

One year ago today the world came to a screeching halt as we learned of the horrific slaughter of innocence, which took place in Sandy Hook elementary school. 26 souls taken way too soon. A community shattered - forever changed.  Broken hearts rippled far beyond the borders of the sleepy little town of Newtown CT.

As the families and community as a whole attempt to breathe today. They have asked global media to respect their need for privacy and to stay away from their community.  I am happy to say that the media has honored this request.  It is reported that no official ceremonies will take place today - but the community will remember and honor the victims in their own private way.

What was asked, in honor of the 26 lives lost, is for each one of us to do a random act of kindness today.

I hope that you will join me as you move through your day. Keep in your mind the memory of the lives lost, and the request made by those who are left behind. Find a way to honor Newtown today by doing a random act of kindness.  Offer to carry someones bags for them. Shovel your neighbor's walkway. Buy a homeless person something to eat. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line.  Be creative and lets do Newtown proud!