Two years ago today, twenty-six people, twenty of them children, were killed by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was a tragedy that captivated a nation, as we all tried to come to grips with how was it possible that this unassuming elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut had become the latest backdrop for school violence. Even two years later, there are more questions than answers, as there really is no way to make sense of something so horrifically senseless.
In the days after the tragedy, though, there was a collective national effort to make sure that those who died did not die in vain and that something good come out of something so very bad. Nothing could bring back the twenty-six people who were killed, but something could make sure that love triumphed over evil. And so began the practice of performing random acts of kindness and other charitable acts to honor those who no longer were here.
Social media and news outlets were flooded with stories of people from all over the nation, and even in other countries, doing kind deeds in their respective communities. Even as the Newtown shootings faded from the headlines, the kind acts continued. So, today, as we remember those whose light was extinguished that morning two years ago, let us continue to look for ways to help one another and to be kind, so, that love prevails:
Just one thing each day . . .