Saturday, December 14, 2013

Remembering Sandy Hook

Each Saturday  Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events from our week. Looking for small celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week. For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with us.

I had my celebration post all ready to go, and then I came across this at Teaching Tomorrow's Leaders.  Suddenly, my celebrations - getting a new table - seemed so small and insignificant.

Robin, along with Greg Smedley-Warren from the Kindergarten Smorgasbord are asking us to remember the anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by completing a simple act of kindness.

So, share this picture, spread the word, and do something kind today in honor of those children whose dreams were taken away and the courageous teachers who lost their lives while trying to protect them.  Think about what a true celebration it would be, if we all showed kindness today!

If you would, come back and share.  I would love to hear what you did to remember Sandy Hook!

Have a great week and may you be blessed with many reasons to celebrate!


  1. What a wonderful and positive way to celebrate and make a difference. I will have to think how I can participate.

  2. Since it is once again snowing and streets are treacherous, I will be staying home. My husband is out, for the third time in two weeks, clearing all the neighbors' driveways with his snow blower. My act of kindness will have to be having hot blueberry muffins waiting for him when he finishes. Have a great last week before break!

  3. I wrote my post before I read yours...but I am on the same wavelength! I hope to be a beacon of hope's the best I can do to remember.

  4. I'm visiting a food bank today with a donation, already planned. I will share on Facebook too. There is a lovely poem on Your Daily Poem today you will like I think: Thanks, Leigh Anne-a special post.

    1. Thank you Linda for sharing that poem. That last line gave me chills. Makes me think about all the things that were left unfinished that day.

  5. A thoughtful post. I think that with the kindness we spread daily in our work as teachers we are contributing to a better world. Taking joy in simple things (like a new table) is part of keeping our mental health and balance. Thank you for inspiring kindness.

  6. Hi, I have a special memorial up today too for the sweet angels and heroes at Sandy Hook.

    Mary-andering Creatively

    Thank you for sharing this post today.

  7. What a thoughtful post, Leigh Anne. I am thinking of those families, and sending them wishes of peace and continued healing today.

  8. Thank you Leigh Anne. We visited my mother today and brought the puppy. Often we don't because it causes us to stay for way longer than planned. The other residents in her dementia unit love the puppy so we decided to put the to-do list on hold and take some time to spread some joy! Thanks for the reminder!

  9. What a beautiful way to remember those that were lost! Being kind!! Thank you for this post and for remembering those who are gone.