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 (except for the break I took, during Lent), 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.
Two words = one woman = a HUGEly powerful force for positive change in the world = Molly Barker.
I’ve written about Molly before. So I won’t go into her backstory here. What I want to share is how she’s moving forward and (as usual) bringing many along with her. In short, Molly lives her life ATTENDing. Her latest vehicle for change is called the Red Boot Coalition. Here’s a brief video of what the process looks like.
It’s so easy to think and even believe we can’t make a difference. We can. So there.
What kind of ATTENDing have you witnessed/experienced lately?