It's so easy to feel lost in the shuffle of the machinations of the day, from feeling impotent in the fight for change on the federal, state, or even local level to wondering if you even make a difference in yours--or anyone's--quality of life on a day-to-day basis. Feeling insubstantial is easy--remembering that you are integral to the workings of this day, no matter how you feel personally, can be terribly difficult.
But I'll tell you this--so often, the difficult things are so worthy of your time, so vital to your strength, and, once accomplished, so bloody inspirational that you make a double impact--both on yourself and by your example. So. Do one hard thing today--just one, whether it's getting out of bed, eating the needlessly forbidden cookie, wearing a bold color, or even just showing up. Do one thing for yourself, and then keep going. We see you, we hear you, and we know how much you matter.