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.
Feed the hungry – the physicially, emotionally, or spiritually hungry. It’s one of the common tenants in all human cultures, communities, and religions.
We can all feed someone who is hungry. I came across this account of a restraunteer in India. Minu Pauline inspires me. A lot of people inspire me. Can’t wait to read about how YOU feed the hungry or have witnessed this profound way to ATTEND.