was at the recent Women's March in Oakland, sitting on my walker with my little home made pink signs taped to my front. They said "Not your pussy. Not your planet." And I had drawn a nice blue and green earth. No grabby greed for this old lady. A young woman came over to me and gave me a token that said I had just made the world a better place. It made me cry. I hope it's actually true.
Upon attending the Womens March on January 20, 2018, my sister and I were holding our signs when a women handed us each a tikkun token. I was confused as to what they were until I looked them up and here we are.
Received: Oakland, CA
Received at the womans march 2018 in Oakland California. LOVE
Last Saturday , Jan. 06/2018, I and a group of people (6-7 ) were in a corner in Oakland CA with placards against wars and against the oppression of Palestinian people by the government of Israel. A young woman got out of a car and gave each one of us a Tikkun Token. We were surprised and grateful to her and also to your organization.
Today I was stopped at a crosswalk and a very elderly woman with a walker was standing at the light. When the light turned green, she hesitated and turned to the man standing next to her and said something to him. He walked with her very slowly across the street. After we all crossed the street, I watched him take off in a different direction from the woman. Apparently they didn't know each other and he had taken the time to help her cross the street. I chased him down and handed him a token and thanked him for helping her cross the street. He looked very puzzled, then read the token and smiled.
I was walking down the street and stopped at a light. When I started to walk again, a car near me honked. I looked over and saw a guy I didn't know driving and assumed he was just harassing me. One block later, a car drove up near me and stopped. A guy got out and yelled out "Excuse me!". I almost kept walking, again, assuming harassment, until I turned around and saw that he was holding my favorite scarf, which I must have dropped at the crosswalk. He clearly had gone out of his way to stop his car, get out, get my scarf and chase me down. I felt badly for assuming the worst about his intentions and was so pleased that a) I was wrong and b) that I had a token to give him.
My son recently saw a fire truck with 4 fire fighters. He gave tokens to each of the firefighters for keeping us all safe. Two of the firefighters immediately put their token in the band of their helmets and said they'd carry them with them for good luck.
I was in the park with my children and we were feeding the parakeets with apples on sticks. A small girl looked like she wanted to join in so I gave her a piece of apple and put it on a stick for her.
I was at a parenting conference this weekend and there was a middle school-aged young person there with her mom. She didn't hesitate to speak up in front of a group of adults, with insightful comments and questions regarding issues such as bullying, suicide ideation, and drug use. I was in awe of her courage and confidence, especially since this is not something I could have imagined doing when I was her age! I gave her a token as she was leaving the workshop I facilitated and thanked her for making a difference in the world. I got a huge smile and thank you in return.