My one little thing for today is to recommit to make real eye contact with people, and smiling.
Some of us recently woke up to fear. We felt afraid for ourselves, our loved ones, the environment, and our future. I felt this so deeply I was sick. My first inclination was to hide. Under the covers. Alone in my house. I could not listen to the radio, I could not bear to check in to social media. I was not ready to face the new reality.
But then I looked.
The messages were not angry. People expressed fear, but there was so little hatred. The overwhelming sentiment was HOPE. Hope, solidarity, peace, kindness, and love. The sun rose that morning and so did will we. We will rise and shine because there is no more powerful force than light. No weapon stronger than love.
This space is a forum. A refuge. An escape. An action plan.
Every day we can all post one little thing that we can do to make things better for ourselves, our families, the environment, etc. I want it to be a space for allies and a resource for people who are afraid and need support. Please, share your stories. Tell us all what we can do. We are hungry for hope and ready to work. We cannot and need not wait for federal policies or global initiatives. Peace begins with me. Tell me one little thing I can do.
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.” - Gandhi