I just love what my amazing colleague Karoli tweeted in the middle of yesterdays shite-storm:
...and these replies:
Yes! The question we all have to ask ourselves is, "What did Joe Strummer train me for?" AKA "What am I called to do today to make a difference?"
Ripped off from Crooked's website, here's some ideas for action. In addition to direct political activism, I also like the idea of donating a can of meatball stew to a food shelter every week, or a bag of cat litter to an animal shelter, or reaching out to a women's shelter with something from their wish list. When I make it a habit to do something every week and build it into a routine, it improves my outlook and gives me emotional strength to carry on.)
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