YOU'VE MARCHED FOR 10 DAYS! THAT MEANS WE'VE MADE IT THROUGH 1/4 OF THE MARCH!
So far, we estimate that we have scattered about 18,698 seeds of love and action together! And if we can all make it to the finish line of April 15th together, we will have scattered 82,608 seeds! Together, we are truly growing a new world!
I want to thank you all so much for your passion, your dedication, and your love as you scatter seeds of love and action. Don't worry if you haven't been able to scatter all the seeds; we do what we can. You're always welcome to jump back on the march or join us! We're just so glad you're here.
Seed of Inspiration
Each Saturday we will bring you a reading from different religious, spiritual, or philosophical tradition that continues in the spirit of the Women's March. Although many of you may be Christians who have signed up to scatter seeds as your Lenten discipline, our strong commitment to hear women of all faiths and of no faith is vital to our progress as intersectional feminists. Next week, we will share a seed from a different tradition. Whether or not your are of the featured tradition, we invite you to simply meditate on the seed with an open mind and heart.
This Spiritual Saturday, we will be listening to a Sikh sermon by American documentary maker, civil rights activist, and Sikh interfaith leader, Valerie Kaur at the interfaith Watch Night service December 31, 2016.
Seed of Action
To end your week on a positive note, spend a few moments scattering some random seeds of kindness. There's a wealth of great ideas out there, and The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has a great list of ideas on their site. You can also download the iPhone app Acts of Kindness which will randomly generate a kindness activity for you to do. Random Acts of Kindness are fun, contagious, and something the whole family can do. Here are a just a few ideas to get you started:
- Leave quarters at a laundromat.
- Leave a generous tip with a kind note on your check.
- Pick up a few pieces of litter.
- Return someone else's shopping cart.
- Pay for the coffee for the person behind you in the Starbucks drive-through.
- Bring baked goods to a neighbor.
- Text a kind note to someone you love or appreciate.
Self Care Sunday
We have designated Sundays as your day off from marching for an intentional self-care practice of your choosing, so you will not receive an email tomorrow. Those of Jewish faith or with conflicting schedules may wish to take Saturday off instead, which is always okay; simply swap Saturdays and Sundays. Self-care suggestions are tacked on to each Saturday's post for your day off, but what's most important is not that you take up the self-care suggestion given, but that you commit to carve out time to do something that is life-giving and restorative on your day off.
Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. -- Lucille Ball
For self-care this Sunday, perhaps you give yourself this gift of sleep. Sleep is the best medicine for your emotional, mental, and physical health. To get motivated to practice better sleep habits, watch one of the most-viewed TED talks of all time by clicking here. To trouble-shoot falling sleep, see the infographic from The Sleep Matters Club below.
I will have very limited access to internet until March 17th, so please forgive me if I do not respond to emails and social media messages in a timely manner!
Don't forget to share with us your seed-scattering thoughts and adventures by emailing your stories and pics to seedstoscatter@gmail, posting on our Facebook page, or posting on Twitter or Instagram @seedstoscatter !
And above all, scatter with love!