POSTED: January 18, 2017
Just One Bite at a Time, Part 3
What to do now.
Your ideas and goals for responding to changes in the U.S. government.


1: Expanding How You Think & Changing Your Approach
For those who want to start by changing your own thought patterns in order to move yourself in the direction of taking positive action, here are suggestions some of you made. Along with your suggestions, we have added comments that we hope you'll find helpful and encouraging.

⇒ I went out on Wednesday, 11/9, to find a book I'd heard about: Strangers In Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right — A journey to the heart of our political divide by Arlie Russell Hochschild. I started into it right away, hoping to get some insight into a way of thinking that has always baffled me.

⇒ What I'm planning to do is spend a scheduled time, focusing daily on my own personal next steps to assist us here in evolving and focusing on how I can support our government in seeing and choosing evolution. Maybe just the focus will help, yet I expect there are practical steps I can also take. I'll find them!

⇒ "Know Thy Enemy." Unless [we] monitor the social media and news media of those we are in conflict with, [we] won't know how and what to battle.

⇒ I honestly don't know. I'm up to my ears in just trying to handle my health, my job, and the rest of my life. My contribution to cleaning up the mess that is the U.S. and planet Earth seems to be continuing to work on my home, health, projects, and work cubicle in a way that helps bring balance to me, those around me, and the world.

To feel less powerless and be engaged without going overboard, pick two issues from an organization like these: Project on Government Oversight (POGO) or Writers Resist Actions (or one of your choosing) and make a quick call, send a quick personal email or sign a petition.

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Small Daily Actions & Things You Can Do Right Now
Simple daily actions can add up and have a big impact! We aren't made up of the choices we made one day 10 years ago. We're made up of the choices we make every day.
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Long-Term Goals & Big Ideas To Inspire You
Many of these are really fantastic ideas. But ideas need someone to take action. We hope you'll read through them and be inspired. If something here lights a fire in you, connect with the leylines and think about what you would do to make this happen, think about what you would put into action to take the first step.
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Add to the conversation!
This is an ongoing project. We welcome your responses and additional ideas. And we would certainly enjoy hearing of your successes along the way! (But we may not be able to respond to each email personally.)

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"Just One Bite at a Time" Series from the Question Hot Line Duo:
What to do now. Part 1 »
What to do now. Part 2 »
What to do now. Part 3 »
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