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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Replicating Pink

Charlotte Bacon 26 days of kindness

C. Joybell C. reminds us that “Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.” And if you were one of the lucky ones to see the sunrise this morning, there was plenty of beautiful pink stretching across the sky.

So on this November 19, 2013, we kick off the first day of kindness. Each day until December 14th an act of kindness will be done in memory of each of the 26 lives lost in Newtown, CT. It’s been mentioned a couple of times in my daily blogs, including yesterday’s post.

My connection to Newtown, CT; my nephew and his family live there. His wife grew up in this Connecticut town, forever changed last December. Maybe some of you are connected in other ways or maybe you just love the color pink. This color can also be very symbolic for the fight on breast cancer. 

So as we move through our busy days, let’s try to replicate pink. All acts of kindness done today are in honor of Charlotte Bacon. She loved this color. Charlotte also had a love for animals and wanted to be a veterinarian. 

So rewind to your first thought this morning as your toes hit the floor running. Too often, we open up the complaint department and bellyache until we look at someone else. There is always someone in need of an extra hand, a kind word, a cup of coffee, a beautiful pink Rose. It may only be a small gesture to you but to them, it might make all the difference in their world. 

So just for today, replicate pink. Having a hard time? Not your color? Close your eyes and picture spring. Envision the first pink blossom that pops up in your garden or the nearby park. Then soften the bristly edges of your day and turn a difficult moment for someone else into a gift of kindness instead. Do it in honor of Charlotte Bacon. Then go to the Ashley Petersen’s FB or event page and if you like, you can share your gift(s) of kindness there or quietly throughout your day, just replicate the color pink.  

© Image by Ann Bilowz - Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt' drooping in the spring rain

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