#26Acts of Kindness

Hey, all, Suze here. I hope your holiday season, no matter what or how you celebrate, is full of joy, hope, and love this year.

Have you heard about #26Acts of Kindness? It’s a movement started by Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) (click here to read more) as a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. I can’t think of a better way to honor these children and heroines than by spreading kindness in small increments throughout the world, not just during the holidays but every day.

Please, pay it forward and pass it on. The world is already a better place. And feel free to tell us about your Kind Acts in the Comments section. It’s not bragging–it’s inspiring!

I’ll leave you with a quick recipe to counteract all the rich food and sweet-sweet-yummies you’ve probably been eating since Thanksgiving: Simple Vegetable Soup. Why not make a double batch and take some to a neighbor, and have a nice visit while you’re there?

SIMPLE VEGETABLE SOUP

Wash and chop up an onion, a couple of carrots, a couple of stalks of celery, and crush a couple of cloves of garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil. Saute all in a saucepan over medium heat until the vegetables are fragrant (do not brown). Add a medium sized can of crushed tomatoes and a small can of chicken, beef, or vegetable broth (for a vegan version), and a tablespoon of Italian seasoning (less if you don’t want it too spicy). Simmer over low-medium heat for 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Serve in a big bowl with some parmesan cheese (fresh grated, if possible; vegans, obviously omit). Enjoy!

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “#26Acts of Kindness”

  1. Lovely idea, Suze, and thanks for the veggie soup inspiration! I have a full day of massages and personal training sessions so I’ll be out spreading the love all day!

  2. Wonderful post Suze. Kindness comes in many forms. For me, here and now it’s prayer, prayer and prayer for those touched intimately by this horrific event in Newtown. And, prayer for our country, our President, and the NRA. Changes, we need to make changes. We need to put God back in our schools and in our country. We have abandoned Him. He has not abandoned us, but he gives us free choice. We have chosen to take God out of our lives. Our country was founded on God. STOP, and for an act of kindness, ask Him to forgive us and to please give us His cloak of protection. God does not discriminate, He is there for all.

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