Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Honorable Mention

This is one of my, wow-this-post-is-way-over-due moments. But instead of letting it slip away, I need to share this with you.
About a month ago, my co-worker, Melissa, walked into my office and said, "have a nice weekend with your boys…." She left behind a box of Baked by Melissa cupcakes (cute, right? Melissa, Baked by Melissa, get it? OK I am moving on, but still so cute, right?) and a note: "To honor the 26 who passed away on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, we are completing 26 random acts of kindness. You are #7."

I could't stop smiling (or feeling special!) When I got home, I burst into the apartment with the promise of treats and a blonde blur ran toward me. I told him my friend Melissa gave me these cupcakes to share with you in memory of other little boys and girls.

It was such a great moment. One that I wouldn't have had without Melissa's random act of kindness. It's totally inspired us to be kinder and pay more attention to others during every day life—holding doors, giving a fellow shopper change when they are short at the register and just the simple act of being more present for our kids.

So if you are looking to make a difference in the lives of those around you, or just looking to make someone smile, check out Facebook.com/26acts Because it means so much more when your good deeds are also honoring these incredible 26.

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