Sunday, December 14, 2014

"Random" Kindness in Memory of Sandy Hook Elementary

About two weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a random act of kindness in memory of Sandy Hook Elementary.  I had taken my daughter and her friend to Tilt Studio, a venue for laser tag and other games and attractions.

We had been there for about thirty minutes or so when a gentlemen approached us and handed us three Tilt Studio play cards attached to the note pictured below.

Daniel Barden was one of the young children whose life was lost on December 14, 2012.

I was in awe.  What this gentlemen could not have known is that I had intended to pay by credit card, but inadvertently left it at home.  Fortunately, I had just enough cash for the girls to play a game of laser tag and ride the Himalaya Bobsled, but was disappointed that we had driven all this way and couldn't spend the day as planned.

And here is this gentlemen providing us with even more than we needed to make our day an enjoyable one.

This random act of kindness did not feel so random.  It came at just the right time and I am still incredibly grateful.

As a friend recently said, "the size of the world shrinks with every act of kindness and grows in love."

May our world continue to grow in love and compassion through kindness.  May we replace memories of heartbreak and tragedy with hopefulness and inspired actions.

Blessings to you,

Kathleen Webster O'Malley

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