As I was writing last week’s roundup, I was blissfully unaware of the horror taking place in Newtown, Connecticut. It seems unfathomable still to try to wrap my head around what happened. I’ve learned that the best way to deal with something so terrible is to take action.  For things like Super Storm Sandy, that’s pretty easy to identify – help with the cleanup.  But for the loss in Newtown, it’s a bit tougher.  

So along with sending a donation to take care of the incidentals for Allison Wyatt’s funeral, I’ve decided to jump on board with Ann Curry’s suggestion to undertake a project of 26 acts of kindness, one for each of the victims. I like to offer random acts of kindness during the holiday season anyway, but this idea seems to add more purpose to that.  I’m sharing this in the hopes that some of our readers will also be tackling a #26Acts project – feel free to share what you’re doing in the comments below! I prefer to keep mine anonymous, so I won’t tell you what I’ve been up to, but I’d love to hear about yours! 

And without further ado, let’s get to this week’s top posts…