Monday, December 31, 2012

#26Acts of Kindness

On December 26, 2012, RealSchool had students sign up to perform 26 Acts of Kindness in honor of the 26 victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The #26Acts idea belongs to Ann Curry, a reporter for NBC who suggested it in an article she wrote for the network. The idea has gone viral, with people posting such acts as paying the orders of the next two cars in the Starbuck's line or filling up their sister-in-law's car with gas. Though we cannot erase the horror of the December 14 Newtown shooting, we can focus our efforts on being forces of good, not evil, in the world. It's surprising how transformative it is to go through the day thinking constantly about how to help others.

Here are Frisch School students signing up to perform their #26Acts:

Students received these stickers when they signed up to perform their #26Acts!

Below are some of the #26Acts students signed up to perform:

"Tell the juniors it will all work out in the end." -- #26Acts
* Leave extra money in the vending machine
* Pick up something someone dropped
* Say an extra-exuberant "hello" to Barry [the school's extra-friendly security guard!]
* Give sincere compliments to people
* Hold the door open for people
* Get cutlery for your whole table at lunch
* Offer homework help

Students becoming living embodiments of kindness

Two of RealSchool's most active members,
who were part of the team that made the day happen!