taking attendance ~ week 45

My word 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.

To say there’s a lot of heavy stuff going on would be an understatement – local hurricane very-long-term recovery, regional fires, elections, addictions, deaths.  I help where and when I can.  And I’ll continue.  AND  sometimes, the best way for me to attend is to escape for a few moments.

 My favorite  escape/reminder movies is Shawshank Redemption .  What’s yours?

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4 thoughts on “taking attendance ~ week 45

  1. “Shawshank Redemption” IS a great movie. I also like “Brian’s Song” (a REALLY old movie about true friendship and determination) and “The Bridges of Madison County” (a story of love and sacrifice).

  2. Thanks for joining in, ya’ll!
    Judy, i also love Brian’s Song and Bridges…!
    Phil, Jerimiah is another of my favs!
    Amma/Robin, This is Us has absolutely GRABBED me, too!

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