#26 Acts of Kidness

I'm posting the link to a post I really enjoyed reading....because it came at just the right time. I'm still on the fence about the how/when/who I can help, and I love this concept. It resulted from an incredible tragedy, but I hope that more and more people will participate. .

INSPIRED BY 26 ACTS OF KINDNESS - in memorial of the Sandy Hook victims

I especially love the quotes at the end:

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. ~Confucius

"Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean. He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?" The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean." "I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man. To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die." Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!" At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."
― Loren Eiseley

1 comment:

  1. Nicole I read this entry and found it extremely moving! I then reread and noticed that your title bar was; 26 acts of "kidness".....it brought a warm feeling all over....because you are truly a "kid" at heart with the biggest heart I know!
    I think the title fits.....like a glove!
    love, mom