I just signed up for a Moms Demand Action meeting in El Paso, TX.
And that got me thinking about the Red Boot Way.
The Red Boot Way Steps
Step One: I am essential to myself, my family, and my community. I matter.
Step Two: I possess the power to positively influence all those with whom I come into contact. I am empowered.
Step Three: I am wonderfully and imperfectly human, with my own story and experiences. I am transparent.
Step Four: I can choose what and whom I allow to influence my mind, body, and personal environment. I am intentional.
Step Five: I approach those I meet with positive intent and likewise assume they come to me with positive intent. I am open.
Step Six: I am more peaceful and centered when I take time every day to be in stillness. I am grounded.
Step Seven: I humbly put aside my own agenda and listen with my whole heart before responding. I am present.
Step Eight: I approach my life and those in it with wonder and curiosity. I am curious.
Step Nine: Expressing gratitude is essential to my well-being and the well-being of my community. I am grateful.
Step Ten: When I practice these steps on a regular basis I gain and experience compassion for myself and others. I am compassionate.
Step Eleven: Living my life as outlined in these eleven steps positively impacts my life and the lives of those around me. I feel a new and joyful responsibility to serve my community. I am engaged.
Photo credit, the absolutely amazing, Deborah Triplett. 🙂