Lyedie here, From my blue chair.
Are you getting behind the younger generation this week?
They are speaking up. They are rising up. They are transforming their grief into activism. They need and deserve our steadfast support.
I thought I was going to take the Daily Activist’s Log down today, but I can’t bring myself to do it. The timing is all wrong. Strengthening our activism is more important than ever and the voices of students in Parkland, Florida have sparked my activism this week.
Reading the news, my resolve has kindled up once again — inflamed by the oxygen in the voices of:
- Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and Sam Zeif demanding the right to be safe in school.
- Chase’s teacher who is carefully tracking who is falling through the cracks in her class’s social life and then working to break the code of disconnection early and often.
- Heather Sher boldly describing the damage an AR -15 does to the human body.
- Arthur Brooks naming contempt as a problem in American politics.
- Michael Ian Black identifying the emotional suffering of boys in our culture.
In the last 10 days each of these people took up a role in repairing and strengthening the cloth of our democracy, the democracy that we grew lazy about protecting.
Whose voices kindled your resolve this week? What is your thread in the cloth of being a citizen in our democracy? However small or grand your thread might be, make it stronger, more effective, more beautiful.
My thread is delicate and strong and expresses itself in this blog and in the way I get behind my clients in my coaching work every day. This spring I will put the Fulfillment Journal up alongside the Daily Activists Log. My guiding star for this week is activism on behalf of fulfillment.
Please keep strengthening the muscle of your activism. And always remember to make breakfast. Make love. Make some trouble on behalf of beauty, truth, and goodness.
Thank you for everything you do to keep putting power in the hands of love.