Whatever next? – May 2017 update

The wonderful Magic Jug blog, by my good friend Deborah, is a new discovery for me. I absolutely love this recent post on the choices we make, in this time of reflection before the General Election 2017. Thoughts explored include: listening, taking control, building community, looking after the planet and choosing hope over fear or hate.

the magic jug

It seems that much of what I’ve written this month is about the choices we make.

  1.  LISTEN

So much listening to do this month, what with local (mayoral) elections and the General Election next month.  Not to mention the French presidential election.  Many people felt that ‘Brenda from Bristol‘ got it just about right.  (“What, another one?”).

Still, we were honoured to be involved in an initiative led by Brendan Cox, widowed husband of the MP Jo Cox who was murdered almost a year ago during the campaign leading up to the referendum.  He asked for all the political parties to pause their campaigns for an hour on Sunday 21 May, and for candidates from opposing parties to join together and visit a local voluntary project – a real illustration of Jo Cox’s assertion that we have more in common than sets us apart.

‘more in common’…

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