What are you doing on Friday, January 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST?
There won’t be much on TV. Nothing of any substance, anyway. I wouldn’t suggest listening to the radio nor looking at social media for those two hours. Not if you want to keep your breakfast down.
So, what to do? What’s a good distraction?
You could talk a walk. You could read a book (endorsed by our outgoing President). You could listen to the musical “Hamilton” — always a fine way to escape whatever has you down. You could pluck your eyebrows (I’m overdue myself) or clean your room (ditto). If you’re at work, couldn’t your desk use tidying?
Napping. Talking to a friend. Doing the Meatstick. Taking in some art at a museum.
All great activities for that time slot.
But considering that I will be in a van en route to the Women’s March in Washington, here’s what I’m going to do:
I’m going to donate $10 every 10 minutes for two hours. That’s 120 minutes and $120. I’m going to turn those 120 minutes into $120 for 12 progressive causes.
I invite you to join me. If just 120 people do it, we could raise nearly $15,000 for organizations that are going to be so important in the coming years.
Let’s redefine what 1/20 is all about. We can be a small but mighty tide of good on a bleak day.
Here are a few organizations to consider:
Those are just a few of the many, many worthy groups out there.
If you’re with me, please let me know. I’m here and also on Twitter. Let’s share this, too. How’s this for a hashtag? #120forgood
You can still take that nap if you want. But I bet you’ll rest better when 12 organizations get that boost that says you’re with them.