NBC News Correspondent Ann Curry is reaching out to the world and asking that people perform 26 acts of random kindness in honor of those who were affected by the bombs that went off at the 26th mile of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. This is the second time Curry has made such a call for service, her first Twitter campaign #26Acts was in reference to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT
Please join Ladies Holiday in performing at least 26 Acts of Random Kindness and join the conversation on Twitter using hash-tag #26Acts2 to share what you've been doing. Of course you don't have to share publicly, some prefer to stay silent in their service, which I completely respect. However, in this instance, I personally feel that spreading the light and love publicly by sharing the acts of kindness we are doing will broaden feelings of hope and drown out the feelings of horror, as we can rejoice in seeing that... kindness is everywhere.
On Monday night, only hours after the madness occurred in Boston, my younger brother, who lives just outside of the city posted these words on Facebook
"I could say 'Goodnight Crazy World.' But the world is a lot of things. Most of the time, it's a nice place to be."
This broke my heart in it's simplicity and honesty. It also lifted me up considerably. Most of the time...it's a nice place to be. Let's not forget that, and especially at times like these, let's try to be part of making it an even nicer place to be.