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5 Minute Changemaker: Leave a Message

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 15, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection
The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at http://humaneeducation.org/blog/2015/10/15/5-minute-changemaker-leave-message/
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Man wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt talking on cell phone

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by Marsha Rakestraw

 “Every choice we make can be a celebration of the world we want.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé

Whenever callers get my voice mail, that quote is what they hear at the end of the message: a short, positive, reminder about the power of our choices.

My family also has a (rotating) quote or two in the signature line of our email: short but powerful ideas that are positively framed.

Succinct quotes focusing on compassion, kindness, justice, generosity, and other humane values plant the seeds of critical thinking and positive action every time someone encounters them. And it only takes a couple of minutes to find a quote you like and add it to your voice mail and/or signature file.

Take five minutes today and leave a message!