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Light Up Georgia With Kindness – By Tommy Purser

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It’s a heartwarming initiative that is being launched this December “to strengthen and bring together communities with a new annual tradition.”

According to an article by Cindi Pickett in, every individual, family, local neighborhood, business and organization is being encouraged to be more intentional in performing acts of kindness from Dec. 1-24, ending with the Building Together the Pathway Lit by Kindness luminary display Dec. 24.

For the Christmas eve event, participants are asked to create a special luminary pathway with white paper lunch bags, lit with electric tea candles and weighted with sand. The bags are to be placed two feet apart near the street, and across driveways, lawns and businesses. And people are also encouraged to ask their neighbors to do the same to keep the lighted pathway going uninterupted. The lighted bags are to symbolize acts of kindness.

The Light Up Georgia With Kindness Facebook page offers daily ideas of ways to be more intentional in performing acts of kindness.

Already in Gwinnett County, a local Lowes store is giving away free white paper lunch bags and candles to support the cause. And a local church choir is similarly supporting the event.

Organizers hope to spread the initiative far beyond Gwinnett and out into the state.

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