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JOIN US FOR NOAH'S KINDNESS PROJECT on July 31, 2014! Over 3500 people have performed acts of kindness in Noah's memory!
In 2012, we read about an amazing idea from the MISS foundation, a wonderful resource for bereaved parents. The idea is centered around random acts of kindness that you would do in name and memory of a beloved child.
This idea got us thinking about how many people have been touched by our sweet, sweet little Noah, his life, our journey, and about how difficult this time of year is for our family. For those who may not remember or who never had an opportunity to know our beautiful son--Noah Atticus died at four and a half months old on July 31st, 2011 after suffering complications from a rare childhood liver disease, Biliary Atresia. I am hoping, asking, that you please consider committing any loving random act of kindness on July 31, 2014 in Noah's memory.
Noah showed us all such strength, grace, and pure love. He fought to stay with his family as long as he could. His spirit is truly remarkable. We know, had he survived into adulthood, he would have done amazing things with his life. He showed this world tremendous light in his short time on earth, and his light continues to shine! It would mean a lot to us, his family, to know that Noah's life continues to touch others in a positive way, that his love, legacy, and heart continue to grow even if he is no longer with us. One life, even a tiny one, can have an enormous positive impact on others---that is one of the many lessons Noah taught us.
This is what we are asking. On Thursday, July 31st, wherever in the world you are, show a little extra kindness in Noah's name. You don't need to say it's from him, (although we love to hear his name out loud and to know that his life story continues to touch others), maybe just think of our son, when doing something kind no matter how small, for someone else.
Here are just a few ideas for a simple act of kindness you can show a stranger and they perhaps will pay it forward:
You can pay for someone's coffee in line behind you, have your kids make cards for people in an assisted living facility, leave coloring books at a hospital waiting area, make a sandwich for the homeless man you pass by on your way to work everyday, leave change taped to a vending machine with a little note, take books to a food pantry that they can give to a family or donate used books to your local library, pick up trash everywhere you go, leave flowers at a stranger's door, leave a nice tip for someone at a restaurant.
The possibilities are endless, the goal is to be incredibly kind on a day that is decidedly so dark for our family, the anniversary of our son's death. If you like, if anyone asks you, perhaps you would say, this kindness is from a beautiful boy named Noah. Or you could leave a note from Noah. Noah's big sister, baked cookies for the firefighters in our neighborhood last year on July 31st. I hope you will be able to attend Noah's Kindness Project! OVER 2000 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN NOAH'S KINDNESS PROJECT LAST YEAR! Pass this idea along to whoever you wish and spread the kindness.
Here is some background to the original idea:
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore started the MISS Kindness Project in 1996 as a way for families to cope with the tragedy of a child's death. Since then, more than one million kindnesses have been committed around the globe in memory of children, gone too soon.
The http://www.KindnessProjectDay.org site hosts an entire page of Kindness Project ideas if you need a little spark of inspiration.
For more information on the MISS foundation please visit their website: http://www.missfoundation.org
If you'd like to share your kindness story or officially "join" Noah's Kindness Project, you can visit his Facebook event page at:
WE WALK FOR NOAH
Our third annual walk and picnic benefiting the George Mark Children's House will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Lafayette Reservoir. To date, Noah's community has raised over $66,000 for GMCH! We look forward to seeing you at our walk this year and we thank you for your support!
TEAM NOAH GEAR
Get your Team Noah gear! As with most everything we do here, 100% of the proceeds go directly to GMCH. Just click on the Mockingbird image below to purchase gear.
Over the last two years, we have collected hundreds of new and unwrapped toys and art supplies for Noah's Toy Drive. We gave all items to Children's Hospital Oakland and George Mark Children's House for distribution to babies, kids, and teens--all in need of a little joy! Stay tuned for Noah's Holiday Toy Drive 2014!