I'm sure you've heard that one quote, "be the change you wish to see in the world"... Yah, cheese-wiz, I know, but it's playing on a constant loop in my head these past few days.
Between talking to a homeless man about community and "the village" and supporting eachother, to seeing a friend start up a nourishing and community-benefiting venture, to spending Sunday in downtown Seattle with a good friend who is thinking and feeling a lot of the same things about community and supporting people and bringing about change... I'm a woman obsessed. I see it not only in my town, my country, and the world at large, but in my own personal relationships - I get so caught up in my own perceived hurts and unmet needs that I lose focus on taking care of other peoples needs... People I'm close to as well as people I've never met. The whole picture should be on my radar. If there is a gap, I've got no one to blame for not filling it other than myself.
This has nothing to do with being a stubby squid (whatever that means), but it feels like it goes somehow... like I'm stunting myself. So no more resting on my laurels... it's time for some hardcore DOING. I have no idea what this means yet. Once I do, I'll be all up in your faces talking about it.