I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community. But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did.
“Rest, but don’t quit!”
The work is never done. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen or been involved in a philanthropic effort or activist movement which achieved its ultimate goal and faded from existence. There is always more work to do, and there is almost always more work than there are people volunteering to do it.
Still, there are times when we need to take a break. No one person can carry on forever without rest. And we should never feel guilty for needing to step back, sit down, take a breather.
We should be careful, however, not to let a rest stop turn into a permanent residence.