My word for 2016 is ATTEND.attending girl
Although I don’t think attending is a superpower, some days I wish it was. On those days, I think if one more person promises that he or she has the superpower to right all wrongs and save US from THEM, I daydream about sticking a pencil in my (or someone else’s) eye. On my better days, however, I choose to acknowledge that while I have no superpowers and am responsible TO the World – I’m not responsible FOR it. I’m responsible FOR my life and how I choose to live it.
To that end, I will attend to what and whom I can. And I’ll remember that I don’t have to attend every argument, drama or political whack-o-doodleness to which I’m invited. Each Sunday , I’ll share something here – an image, a poem, a song or maybe even a story that’s helped me attend to what I can that week.
I think attending is all about living in The Moment. One of the new poster messages I’ll introduce later this spring through Cheap Therapy is “The past is a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.” Here’s a great story about four brave men who chose to visit their shared past, in such a powerfully playful and positive way. I join The Many thanking these men (and ALL Veterans) for their service.
What kind of attending have you experienced or witnessed lately?