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.
I have a 12-year-old car that continues to serve me well. Things break though. This week, it was the gear shift knob. So this week’s big attending adventure was actually fixing something. Thanks to YouTube, Amazon, $10.88, a Phillips head screwdriver, and five minutes – it’s no longer broken.
Yep, it WOULD be great if everything that’s broken had such an easy fix.
What kind of attending have you experienced/witnessed lately?