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.
In case you haven’t read or heard part of Cindy Stowell’s story, I hope you’ll do yourself a favor and click on her image. And just in case the link doesn’t work from your mobile device, here it is https://youtu.be/1kIArSWymjY.
This woman was the ultimate attendant.
Thanks for joining me for this year of attending. One of the biggest lessons to me, has been that it’s not important how much I attend to, as long as I attend to what’s important.
I hope you’ll join me next Sunday for a whole new year!
And for the millions who are celebrating the first of 12 days of Christmas or the second day of Hannukah – I send you all that is good and filled with light.