Monday, January 30, 2017

and the call isn't out there at all, it's inside me

At the women's march held in Salt Lake City last Monday I saw so many signs that made me laugh ruefully, shake my head in agreement, and cry in sympathetic frustration.  But the one that has stuck with me is the one that said: 

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change.  I am changing the things I cannot accept."  

So what can we do?  I'm talking beyond contributing to worthy organizations and calling our reps.  I called my elected officials three times last week; I'll keep doing it, but I'm sure I'm working my way up their "crazies we do not listen to" list.  What do we do?  


Marsha said...

I dunno exactly. For me, it's important to choose a particular focus, which I have done. I have organized my thoughts and conclusions, tried to boil them down to basics, and will now communicate with my federal representatives with my suggestions and questions. If I find no help there, or not enough, I will grit my teeth and try social media in an attempt to build enough following to matter to those who are supposed to represent me.

tipsybaker said...

I don't know what to do either. I guess just continue doing what I'm doing and try not to burn out. I joined our local action group. I'll make some like-minded friends if nothing else.
He's trashing so much that is precious. It's breaking my heart.
I do find vacations from reading about it, even if they only last a day, are very restorative.

Layne said...

Marsha--I think that's a good idea, to choose a focus so we don't get spread so thin we aren't doing any good.

Tipsy--I took a news vacation for most of Thursday, and it was so nice to have the dread and hopelessness move a little further back in my brain for a few hours.