We decided to add one day to our 25 Days of Giving. The 26th day was added to honor the 26 lives lost in the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Like you, the events that took place inside Sandy Hook Elementary School broke our hearts and left us asking many questions. Almost two weeks later we are still struggling to comprehend the massacre of innocent children. We ask ourselves how we can help. What can we do? Today, we took some time to express our feelings through poetry. We are not poets (as you know from day 2), but we wanted to let the individuals in Newtown know that we are thinking about them.
Haikus for Hope will send haikus, poems, and personal notes to the community of Newtown. Each haiku is printed on origami paper, folded into heart-shaped envelopes, and sent to families affected by the horrible tragedy. We wrote four haiku poems to be shared with Newtown community. We hope that anyone who reads them finds some comfort in knowing that they are not alone. We, as a family, mourn with them during this difficult time.
You, too, should participate in Haikus for Hope. It is a simple gesture that could have a large impact. One thing that we have learned during the 25 Days of Giving is that there is no small gesture. The potential that lies within each gesture is enormous and we will never know the true impact it may have. A three-line poem could make a huge difference in the life of another.