Thursday was the first of our lock down series – a monthful of beauty to sustain us through COVID, the approaching winter – and beyond. You can read Fridays poem here

Today, many of us are breathing a collective sight of relief that a win for Biden might be a win for all – and for the planet. We’re also standing a little taller to see Kamala Harris on a podium and our daughters are imagining themselves afresh.

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It’s not over. We still need to each keep showing up in places that make us uncomfortable, keep voicing our own principles against a world that is full of inequity, damage and contradictions. We have to stay brave in living into the more beautiful world our hearts know us possible.

I love this poem by Seth Godin – and it feels right for today because it takes the focus back from a man vs a man to each of us as individuals…

If not now, when?

Care a little more.
Show up.
Embrace possibility.
Tell the truth.
Dive deeper.
Seek the truth behind the story.
Ask the difficult question.
Lend a hand.
Dance with fear.
Play the long game.
Say ‘no’ to hate.
Look for opportunities, especially when it seems like there aren’t any left.
Risk a bigger dream.
Take care of the little guy.
Offer a personal insight.
Build something magical.
Keep your promises.
Do work that matters.
Expect more.
Sign your work.
Be generous for no reason.
Give the benefit of the doubt.
Develop empathy.
Make your mom proud.
Take responsibility.
Give credit.
Play by a better set of rules.
Choose your customers.
Choose your reputation.
Choose your future.
Thank the ref.
Reward patience.
Because we can.

It really is up to us. Which is great, because we’re capable of changing everything if we choose. All we can do is all we can do, but maybe, all we can do is enough.

Have a beautiful day. See you tomorrow.