I have gotten so many supportive emails and I so appreciate them. I got a lovely one today. In it she said, "So many people care about you and find it hard to see you grieving when there is nothing we can do."
Well, an aquaintance, Stephanie, came up with something we could do. 19 Random Acts of Kindness, one for each year of Jon’s life and one for the good that comes from his life.
Truly the only thing to do in the face of darkness, is to bring light. Counter with good.
Jen Louden writes about it here:
I would love to see people join in doing 19 Random Acts of Kindness.
You can find ideas here, and here. But most importantly, just keep an eye open for opportunity. Jonathan was always doing kind things like helping a friend clean up before a bonfire, fixing someone’s mp3 player or towing a broken down car. He saw the opportunity to help when most people didn’t notice.
Some people are doing their acts of kindness in honor of Jon. But, some also for people they lost or for the people in Japan.
Let’s make our communities kinder places.