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In light of yesterday's events at the Boston Marathon and in remembrance of the Virginia Tech shooting six years ago, I felt like I should repost this piece that I wrote last year on this date. I urge all of you to think of an act of kindness you can do today to remember and honor anyone who has been affected by these terrible events. It doesn't have to be a big deal. Maybe you hold the door for the person behind you. Maybe you make a yummy treat and drop it off at the firehouse or police station. Maybe you make a financial contribution to a deserving charity. I know one of the best acts of kindness I ever received was at the airport...I was standing by myself waiting for John, lost in thought. A woman looked at me and walked past. Then, suddenly, she turned around and told me, "You are SO beautiful." I'm pretty sure I was wearing sweatpants and hadn't showered that morning. The woman walked away as quickly as she had come and I was left feeling really, truly, beautiful. Go give someone a compliment today. Do a kind act. Show the world that it's not such an ugly place.
Do it for Callie. Do it for Newtown and Boston. Do it for my Hokies.
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