We ALL Matter

Weekly Mantra

 

Wow! What a couple of weeks it has been?!?!? My emotions have been all over the place. It all seems so surreal. Despite being very mentally distracted, I was somehow still able to get some pages read in one of my new favorite books, My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem. I could not think of a better book to be reading right now. Her stories and her words are so inspiring and provide so much hope for all people. And, I think we can all agree, we all need that right now.

And, during election week, I read these words where she describes her relationship and perspective on political campaigns…”And I’ve stayed hooked on campaigns to this day. Despite all their faults, campaigns are based on the fact that every vote counts, and therefore every person counts. As freestanding societies, they are more open than academia, more idealistic than corporations, more unifying than religions, and more accessible than government itself. Campaign season is the only time of public debate about what we want for the future. It can change consciousness even more than who gets elected. In short, campaigns may be the closest thing we have to democracy itself.”

As mentioned last week, I use what I read, what I hear and what I see to create my weekly mantras. Let’s use Ms. Steinem’s words this week to inspire us and give us hope.

We ALL Matter
We ALL Matter
We ALL Matter

Oh and check out the movie, The Glorias, on Amazon. It is based on her life on the road. I think you will love it!

With love and gratitude,

L