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— Culture & Observations —

Bad things happen. But then 140 characters make the world seem good again.

RT @AnnCurry: Imagine if all of us committed to 20 mitzvahs/acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I’m in. If you are RT #20acts.

Her followers changed #20 to #26.

#26actsofkindness celebrates good deeds people are doing like tipping the mailman, shoveling a neighbor’s snowy driveway, or handing dog treats out at the park (our favorite tweet we’ve read so far), without expecting something in return, to honor the children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

This month we challenged ourselves to participate and together we completed several acts so far. Allison L. helped a person with disabilities grocery shop, donated winter gear to the Salvation Army, and paid in advance for coffee drinkers. Sue S. treated veterans to their next round at Stone Creek Coffee, helped her son’s teacher prepare for a new month, and offered to help a family whose daughter is receiving treatment for cancer. Steven W. paid for another person’s gas at the pump, and last week I shipped 26 baggies with crayons to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for their kiddos.

Curry’s tweet has inspired people all over the world including our friends at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, who recently announced their participation. Kudos!

Fred Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in the world.”

Follow us @Jigsaw_LLC to see how we and others continue to find joy in random acts of kindness.

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