For example, I recently invited a few of my close friends over to hang out, talk about our latest Netflix obsessions, and make thank-you cards for important people in our lives. We wrote letters to our parents and to our teachers. We also thanked Planned Parenthood employees for their courage, thanked our California Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein for their commitment to protecting our rights, and thanked Michelle Obama for simply being her radiant self. I know making cards isn’t considered philanthropy, but the impact of this simple handwritten gesture was profound. During a time when many of us are bogged down with pain and frustration, it was so refreshing to balance months of protests by spending an afternoon with my friends, decorating cards with magic markers, and expressing appreciation for those who matter to us.