In the aftermath of the shooting at Newtown I came across a post that asked that people commit to completeing 26 acts of kindness for the 26 lives that were lost in this tragedy. And amidst the feelings of helpless that I had at the time, it felt comforting to know that there was in fact a little something that I could do.
And I've been doing it.
I've donated blood.
I took time off of work so that my babysitter wouldn't miss any of her daughter's gymnastics meet.
I gave a ton of baby items to a pregnant friend.
And I helped some strange man who told me that he was stuck in his car (but that's a story for another day).
And so it seemed like perfect timing when Nicke asked if I would join a sewing bee that she's a part of that makes quilts for hospice patients and their families. Yes, I'm completely intimidated working with other women who I'm convinced quilt far better than I do, but I'm also determined not to let my petty fears get in the way of bringing some good into the world.
So thank you, Nicke, for heading up this bee in the first place and thank you for inviting me to be a part of it.
Here's to many more acts of kindness in this world.