Small Acts of Kindness
I sat down today intending to blog about the best sushi on Oahu. Unfortunately the words just didn’t flow. I can’t stop thinking about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. As I think about the victims I wish there was some way I could help, some way I could make a difference. Instead of simply wishing I decided I would find out how I can do something about it.
I found a great idea on twitter Ann Curry’s #26 Acts of kindness to honor those lost in Newtown. If you are on twitter you can search #26acts and find out how people are making a difference all over the world. I even submitted my own acts of kindness.
I have been following HopeMob for a few months. HopeMob is a website that is building a community of generous strangers. They have put together some stories to help those in Newton. HopeMob has already collected $10,138 that will go directly to the families of the victims in Newtown. This seems to be a great site to work with if you want to do something that will directly benefit those affected by the shooting.
As we mourn this terrible tragedy let us stand together and help each other – whether it is for the victims in Newtown or someone in your own community even small acts of kindess can make a big difference.
I will close with some of my favorite Hawaiian Proverbs:
- `A`ohe lokomaika`i i nele i ke pâna`i. No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.
- Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha. There is life in a kindly reply.
- Aloha kekahi i kekahi. Love one another.
- A’ohe hana nui ka alu’ia. No task is too big when done together.
Feel free to leave your acts of kindness in the comments section!