Sunday, September 11, 2011

Acts of kindness

By Faye Calhoun from the White House Gardener Mysteries

My grandchild, Casey, asked me to post. Because of the grave anniversary we mark and the lives and sacrifices being honoring today, she'd said I'd know the right thing to say.

I don't. Child, I jus' don't know.

Sometimes the only proper thing to do is to bow our heads and take a moment to remember those we have lost...

Those who have given more than their f
air share...

And the children who are our future.

September 11 has become a National Day of
Service and Remembrance, a day when Americans across the country come together to honor the victims of 9/11 and to reaffirm the strength of our nation with acts of service and charity.

What you do today could be as simple as taking a meal to an older neighbor or reaching out to thank a member of our armed services. Or you could offer your services to a local charitable organization, get involved with a cause you feel strongly abo

One kind act when viewed alone may seem small, insignificant.

t add that act of kindness to another and another and another. Like the mighty oak that spouts from a tiny acorn, goodness will grow and produce new acorns that will spread out across the land.

One kind act can change the world.

How do you plan to change the world?


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  1. What a beautiful post. I can't think of anything more appropriate. Thank you, Faye.

    ~ Krista

  2. Wonderful post!


  3. Thank you for a thoughtful and moving post.

  4. I, too, believe that changing the world is as simple or profound as one good deed, one caring word, one compassionate hug.