Assets in Action: Good deeds abound

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

This week, so many nice things have taken place — and I would like to highlight a few.
On Thursday, the employees of Los Alamos Medical Center were asked to take part in a Day of Compassion. They were to tell a fellow employee something they appreciate about them.
What a wonderful idea for someone to try at their workplace.
Warren Tidwell began a Facebook page to do 26 acts of kindness, one for every student and teacher killed in the tragic event.
NBC’s Ann Curry decided to bring attention to the acts of kindness and it continues to gain steam and bring some degree of meaning to a senseless act.
One local teacher decided to do 26 random acts of kindness. She purchased a handmade cross and presented it to one of her students who is dealing with cancer.
She stopped by the house of another local youth and donated $20 to the teen who will be taking a trip, to improve the lives of those less fortunate.
Many continue to make get well cards for a local youth injured in a car accident and for local Police Chief Wayne Torpy. If you haven’t had a chance to contribute, there’s still time.
Many nominated local residents for the Community Asset Awards. The ages of those nominated range from 13-83. We will provide more information on that during the coming weeks.
Staff at Los Alamos High School will be anonymously choosing students to receive awards for efforts that go unrecognized for their acts of kindness. Again, more details to come soon.
Finally, my heart swelled last Thursday when the student council at Los Alamos Middle School began the Hawk Hubba Bubba awards. The Hawks anonymously nominated staff members that help make LAMS a wonderful place.
The Help Us Build Better Assets Award had more than 70 students taking the time to tell us what teachers do on a daily basis that furthers their education.
I hope you are inspired and share your thoughts with me at AssetsIn
Action@att.net. Happy Holidays!

Assets In Action is sponsored by the JJAB and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Tickets for the Community Asset Awards are limited and more information is available by calling 661-4846.