When the real world goes too dark, sometimes it’s our job to bring back a bit of light.

Well this is completely out of character for this blog, but my heart is hurting tonight. I thought I’d share a few things that made me feel just a little better.

There’s this from Flickr Creative Commons:

In the end, only kindness matters by Jenniferwww.flickr.com/photos/sweetonveg/5026716018/

In the end, only kindness matters by Jennifer


and this from Moveon.org:

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world. – Mr. Rogers

and this from buzzfeed:

26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

and this, from my facebook feed:

Challenge: 20 Acts of Kindness for 20 Connecticut Children

Our hearts break for those affected by the senseless tragedy in Connecticut. Thoughts of the tragedy naturally turned our hearts to wondering, “What can I do to fix this?” We can’t take away the pain for the families of the victims. We can’t mend hearts and lives. We can do something to make a difference. At PinchingYourPennies.com, we’d like to offer a challenge to all of our Facebook friends. We challenge you to help us honor the 20 children killed today by completing 20 acts of kindness between now and Christmas Day. They don’t have to be huge, even simple kindnesses will make a difference. Can you imagine the difference this could make? If all of our friends would join us we could have more than one million acts of kindness completed. Join us, have your friends and family join us, let’s make a difference together.


5 Comments on “When the real world goes too dark, sometimes it’s our job to bring back a bit of light.”

  1. kat says:

    I hope your heart feels better soon.

  2. jmount43 says:

    Hey, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my post at http://jmountswritteninblood.com/2012/12/23/another-award-wow-thanks/
    for details about what to do should you accept. Congratulations!

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