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.
What kind of attending have you witnessed or experienced lately?

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