12 minutes ago
A beautiful school striker asked if I had a megaphone they could borrow for the Global Climate Strike. I didn’t, but it was super important to me to help. I’ve been manifesting finding one somehow. I put calls out, searched the buy swap sell pages etc to find a 2nd hand one (to avoid buying new), asked so many people but couldn’t find one. 3 days out & I realised it was getting closer...
Today at work we had a team building day. We broke into teams & were out doing a game with clues & finding secret locations outside. We were by the river looking for clues. I was looking at the trees & so grateful to be outside, active & in the sunshine. I looked over & saw the rowing club. Ah ha! I saw a man working in a shed & smiled & started walking over. Then I stopped & thought ‘you can’t just go ask a random stranger’ & turned back. Then I thought ‘of COURSE I can’.
I walked up & said hello & a friendly man with electric energy said hi.
‘Do you have a megaphone?’
‘Yes I do’.
‘Can I please borrow it?’
He took me to a table with 3 megaphones & I squealed & he handed me one.
‘OMG can I really borrow it?! It’s for the kids for the big global climate strike this Fri!’ ‘Yep sure!’
Then we were just smiling & thrilled like best mates.
I said ‘I’m trustworthy, I’ll bring it back!’ And he said ‘I know you will’.
I was beaming & said ‘you’ve seriously made my day. He said ‘no, you’ve made mine because I made yours‘. We couldn’t stop grinning.
He gave me a demo & I slung it across my back & bounced out. I turned around & said ‘what’s your name?!’
This Friday, across the world, kids, adults, health professionals, the elderly, those with disability, all races, in many different nations are striking. We are striking for our future & our planet. And for me, the most important reason I am doing this is because I deeply care about our young people & want to stand by their side & say I’m with you in this. I’ve got your back & will never stop fighting for a bright future for you.
PLEASE JOIN US.
If you’re wondering what it could achieve & does your contribution matter? It matters so much. And the last time these kids went on strike for our climate, a day or so later the UN called...