I know a lot of us are distressed about current events in our country and the world. If you're like me, you’re getting tons of requests to act: sign a petition, give money, or show up at an action. I know those are important -- but to be in shape for the long haul, we have to get our minds and spirits ready, as well as jump into action.

Yesterday, 3/16/2017, I was fortunate to find out about an resource that can help us do just that. It's the website www.findingsteadyground.com by an activist named Daniel Hunter. He offers seven behaviors to help keep us grounded and in motion, so we can replenish our power in these difficult times. For example:
1. I will make a conscious decision about when and where I'll get news — and what I'll do afterwards.
2. I will get together with some people face-to-face to support each other and make sure we stay in motion.
I think these ideas will help me so I signed up at the website to get reminders and encouragement. I think these ideas might help you as well, so I encourage you to visit www.findingsteadyground.com.

As we stand against all forms of oppression and injustice, it is timely to recall what Rabbi Hillel the Elder said 2000 years ago: If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  If I am only for myself, what am I?  If not now, when?