I recently read that teachers in Connecticut schools are asking their students to do “26” acts of kindness during the month of December. This is a beautiful tribute to the innocent children and teachers who lost their lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, CT. Tomorrow (December 14th, 2015) is the third anniversary of the infamous day that shocked us all as a nation. The season of grief for this event is still not over. Yet, we are to acknowledge the parents, family members and teachers who pursue change in our society as the Sandy Hook Promise and change in our culture of kindness as a legacy of their beloved.
As new playgrounds are built in the state of Connecticut, they are being named after the children and teachers who lost their lives during this tragedy. I visited one in Watertown last June and it was a very moving and emotional experience. I could not help but feel ache in my heart and can only imagine the loss, the sadness and grief that still exists in the community of Newtown every day.
To all the Sandy Hook Elementary school children and teachers that are not with us December 14th, 2015 – please know that we honor you all and we will never forget the gift and contribution of your lives.