This post is dedicated to remembering Charlotte Bacon, one of the shooting victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
I stopped in my tracks when I heard about the massacre at Sandy Hook. It seemed unreal, especially as I learned about the ages of the victims. I sobbed for the parents and families of those that had died. Most of all, I wanted to do something, anything to help, to stop this sorrow.
It has been 48 days since that horrific day Newtown, Connecticut. Most of us have not forgotten, but it may not have that raw emotion to it. We go about our lives, maybe saying “I love you” or hugging our children more often.
To pay respect to the victims, I and some members of the Global Team of 200, wanted to keep the memory of the victims alive and continue the 26 Acts of Kindness started by Ann Curry. We hope that being kind to others can become a lifelong goal.
For inspiration, here are some acts of kindness that my family and I have done:
- Volunteer at an animal shelter – one of the days we did this, we did it in memory of Charlotte Bacon who loved animals
- Leave coupons at various stores
- Pick up trash cans for our neighbors
- Leave money for person next in line at drive through
- Give food or small amounts of money to homeless people
At the end of the day, I try to leave a “kindness” tweet that also goes to my Facebook page. It begins with “Do Something Nice For Someone Else and…” I do my best to help other bloggers when they have a question and pay it forward when someone helps me. (This is not about bragging, but meant to encourage you.)
About Charlotte Bacon, age 6:
Charlotte was an extraordinarily gifted six year old who filled her family each day with joy and love. The family will forever remember her beautiful smile, her energy for life, and the unique way she expressed her individuality, usually with the color pink. Charlotte never met an animal she didn’t love and since the age of two wanted to be a veterinarian. She also enjoyed practicing Tae Kwon Do weekly with her dad and brother where she relished kicking and throwing punches!
from: Legacy.com Obituaries
I pray that you will begin or continue a legacy of acts of kindness in memory of Charlotte Bacon. Just picture her face, think about the life she had ahead of her, or consider how her parents are grieving.