Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Act 1

The unknown recipient of Act 1.
Today we are in the middle of our first snow storm of the season, and boy, is it yucky out there!  Perfect day to try those new sweet potato curly fries at Burger King.  (Drive through, of course!)  Upon pulling up to the window, I told the cashier that I also wanted to pay for the person's order behind me.  This act is dedicated to Charlotte Bacon, age 6.

Charlotte loved animals and the color pink.  Charlotte was the little girl who begged to wear her new pink dress and boots to school the day of the shooting, which were supposed to be for Christmas.  But her mother relented, and little red-headed, bubbly Charlotte wore them to school that day.

9 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful idea.I hadn't even heard about this until you posted it on Facebook. I have my 26 acts cap on now, and am already thinking about ways in which I can participate.

    xxx

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    1. Glad to enlighten you to this little gem Cheryl! I'm eagerly looking for act number two, too!

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  2. What a wonderful idea! That story had tugged at me when I read about her with her dress, as my niece was begging to wear her new one on Christmas (but it is for Sat for the Nutcracker...) All the best to you in 2013!

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    1. It was a heart tugger for sure. I cried the first time I read of Charlotte's story, as I still frequently "save things" for that "special" occasion. Life is too short for that....

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  3. such a beautiful example of what this world needs more of ; )
    love it!!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! Lovely to see you in the blog-o-sphere :)

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  4. I am writing from Newtown, CT and noticed through a google search that you posted about doing random acts of kindness in honor of the victims. I am doing an act of kindness for some friends here in Newtown who launched Newtown Kindness, a non-profit organization which fosters kindness in children through the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards. The organization and program was founded in memory of their friends' daughter, Charlotte Bacon, a victim in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. I was hoping you might consider doing a follow-up post about Newtown Kindness as we are trying to foster kindness in children everywhere!

    Children are encouraged to tell their act of kindness story in writing or by drawing a picture for a chance to be recognized with a Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Award. Award winners will be chosen by a committee made up of Newtown residents, including the Carlson and Bacon families. The first annual awards will be announced on February 22, 2013, which is Charlotte's birthday.

    Thanks for listening and keeping my community in your heart!

    Jodie
    for more information visit www.newtownkindness.org

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