Tragedy Inspires Acts of Kindness

Hold a door open for someone. If someone holds it open for you, say  “Thank you.”

In the wake of national tragedy, it’s almost expected in America that citizens will join together and start paying it forward. Such an act can be as simple as holding a door or saying two words.

It’s unfortunate that this phenomenon has to follow a tragedy. But tragedies remind us of how fortunate we are to live as we do.

The latest uptick of kindness to others comes out of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Twenty first-graders and six adults lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a senseless act – an act that no amount of analysis or scrutiny will lead to understanding such a loss.

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