Was so excited to meet Jeanette Maré, founder of Ben's Bells and Ben's mom, at the gym this morning. (Okay, so I randomly introduced myself while she was trying to workout. Poor thing! She's here for a wonderful event for Ben's Bells Connecticut. If you can make it, go and support their mission of Spreading Kindness!
Cayden was stunned his classmates would have to go hungry because they couldn't afford lunch. He took matters into his own hands - he raised money to buy off the entire school's lunch debt
Every Christmas season, when I open up our box of decorations. I read through the cards that friends and family sent after the Sandy Hook shooting that happened at Aidan's school. I read the cards that strangers sent to our town. I deliberately keep them because it is important not to forget the love. Each year, I wonder if they still think of our town, if they still think of the families. I hope so. The families still need your support in whatever way you can provide it. It ...has been 4 years today of them living a perpetual nightmare. Continue to shower them with love.
Click on their loved ones name and learn about these amazing legacy foundations.
26 beautiful souls forever in our hearts.
--Thanks, N., for allowing us to share your beautiful post on this day of remembrance 12/14/16. And thank you for #ChoosingLove!
This day, especially this day, when you don't know what to do, do something kind.
When you don't know what to say, say something loving.
When you don't know what to be, be compassionate.
Then do the same thing tomorrow.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that." MLK Jr.
Beautiful reminder about ways to #ChooseLove.
Slow down. Free yourself from distraction. Teach what you know and learn what you don't. Pick your battles - always. Practice gratitude. Set goals. Build others... up while the world tears them down. Look at the clouds in the day and the stars at night. Acknowledge the infinite wide open space that surrounds you. See "the big picture." Embrace your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses. It does not matter what others think of you. It matters what you think of you. Be kind. Be confident. Don't compare yourself to others - your journey is your own. You have gifts. You have purpose. And you have this moment.
Daniel Barden was one of twenty-six innocent lives taken on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. He was just seven years old. Please help us honor Daniel's memory by living life the way Daniel did: by reaching out to those who appear lonely, performing acts of kindness, having compassion, and by living each day to the fullest. Learn more about Daniel and our efforts at sandyhookpromise.org and whatwoulddanieldo.com. and at bardenmudfest.org. Thank you all for your continued support.