taking attendance ~ week 29

My img_1119-1word for 2016 is ATTEND. 

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.

This week I want to thank Jeni Munson Cameron for posting this on Facebook.   Way to attend! HUGE thanks, too, to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, for his lifetime of attending.

from Jeni: This. This is what the world needs. This is a letter sent to a TFC colleague’s newborn baby from Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Juliet’s daddy wrote to him because he wanted to collect a book of letters for Juliet. Not only did he respond, but he wrote what the world must embrace. 
This is beyond beautiful. Please share. The world needs to see this.
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What kind of attending have you witnessed or experienced lately?
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