fodder for the next four years

Fodder for the next four years human flourishing

Seek out the positive stories

Seek out the stories that aren’t always told

Learn the story of the land you walk on

Spend time in new places

 

Work to create community where there isn’t any, or much

Eat food that makes you feel fantastic

Read books that open new spaces

 

Let yourself check out (when it feels right)

Push yourself to check in (when it feels right)

 

Consider getting involved with [local politics]

Replace [ ] with things that matter in your community

 

Take breaks from the news, facebook­­ (sometimes lots)

Get outside as much as possible

Smile at strangers

Engage intimately with the way you were socialized

 

Look deeply into the motivations for doing the things you do

Do what you tell people you believe

Do what makes you feel most alive

Do it all the time

 

Let your love be fierce

Act out of fierce love for yourself

For others

Vow it won’t be the only time

 

Make time for unplanned, in-person conversations

With the people you don’t know

With the people you care most deeply about

 

Complicate your relationship with screens

Don’t give up

Let gentleness permeate everything.