We invite you to remember your loved ones who have died by committing an act of kindness in their honor. Love, kindness, generosity, sharing, these are the gifts we can give to them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 2012

I took all my left over swipes from school and bought a bunch of pizzas and went around to places where the homeless gather (the park, down the road from my dorm, ect...) and gave them all pizzas! They were so happy!
---Becca Weiss

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The First Week of the New Year

On Christmas Day, I flew from Orlando to Richmond with a stop in Charlotte. While deboarding in Charlotte, I saw a frazzled mother with a very young baby and a clearly "distressed" stroller. I asked her if I could help her figure out the stroller issue. After a bit of finagling, I deemed it fixable but that it would require more TLC than I was able to provide in the middle of an airport. I had plenty of time to my next flight, so I asked her if I could help schlep the stroller and her other bags to her next stop and off we went. Poor thing felt so bad that I was going all the way across the airport when my gate was next door, I responded that the best part of flying on Christmas was meeting nice people along the way. Plus, not only did I get to help the mom out, but I also got to see some pretty decorations and a nice stroll through the airport to work the flying kinks out of my legs. Win-win!
Sending warm thoughts to Theo and you all!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Day

I was able to give a big warm hooded sweatshirt to a man who was going door to door asking if anyone had something warm to wear. Baby's Theo's memory will ring in every selfless act I preform, and after I read your wife's blog, every dragonfly I see makes me think of him. Hope your family had a beautiful Christmas.
---Becky Boncal

I know it's after Christmas, but it's important to me that you know that I didn't forget about you or Theo. I had been hemming and hawing about how to honor you both. As a result, two small acts were committed in honor of Theo, Lily (my best friend's daughter) and my father-in-law. The first was a donation made to the American Cancer Society. The other came yesterday. We were supposed to visit Christmas Town last week, but Waylon was sick, hence the delay. Anyway, we went yesterday with an extra ticket in hand. Waylon and I were on the lookout for someone purchasing a ticket so that we could give one, free, to him or her. We found a nice older man and passed it along to him. He was insistent on paying us but we just told him to have a great time and a Happy New Year. It felt great! It also felt great to have my six-year-old involved. He loved it. I suspect Theo and Lily might really like that part since they're so close in age. Anyway, I hope your holidays have been good. Happy New Year Karla!
---Sarah Bristow