My word for 2016 is ATTENDAlthough 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.
There are some weeks, when the best attending I can do is the smallest and most simple. Thanks to North Carolina politics and life.in.general, this has been one of those weeks. So I had to resort to attending to what I could, controlling what I could. It was my refrigerator.
I love an organized and clean refrigerator. When my ‘fridge in in disarray, I can tell my brain and spirt are also in disarry. So, in addition to contacting all of my North Carolina political representatives, I organized and cleaned my refrigerator.
What kind of attending have you experienced or witnessed lately?