Everything in life/the world has me crazzzy stressed. I won’t get into that here, as even justing thinking about the future of this country has my anxiety levels going off the charts.
It’s fitting that this week starts with us thinking about others, empathy, kindness and fighting for what’s right and ending the week with a “leader” who opposes all of this. While today I light a candle and have a moment of silence for MLK Day and all that it represents, Saturday I head to DC and have my voice heard as I join the Women’s March. There are days for reflection and days for action. Martin Luther King Jr taught us this, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” I hope that the next 4 years are simply a bump in the road that is the progressive future we’ve all been leading.
Tonight, in addition to lighting a candle, I’ll be watching Hidden Figures and paying respect to heroes who didn’t get the credit they deserved because they aren’t white men.
I’ll leave you with a video that really made me think about kindness and how important + contagious it is. We need more of this: