Just Show Up!

Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you.  2 Timothy 1:6 NIV

Photo of Shem-shem Pablo

By Kenton Sefcik

First date.  Mixed Martial Arts reality show.  First triathlon.  Job interview.  First day on the job.  The Olympics.  First book.  TV show pitch.  First open mic.  First baby.  Wedding.  Meditation.  Hanging a shingle.  Public speaking.  Dance competition.  Basketball tryouts.  First day of school.  Last day of school.  Final exams.  University application.  First time overseas.  First time on an airplane.  Patching up with a loved one.  First step.  Alcoholics Anonymous.  Counseling.  The gym.  The accountant.  First kiss.   First day back on the wagon.  Dance Recital.    Too young.  Too old.  Too fat.  Too skinny.  Too tired.  Not enough experience.  Too much experience.  Too tall.  Too short.  Not attractive.  Nothing to wear.  Bad hair style.  Disability.

Just show up! (And if you brought someone with you, don’t forget about them.)

Editor’s Note: Kenton Sefcik is a father, husband, Registered Acupuncturist, published author and martial artist. You can read more of his ramblings at AMSDaily and at Dark Wing Chun.

Comments

  1. Laura Lynch says:

    OK … let me compose myself so I can compose a comment. Between your poem and the video, I’m pretty much a wreck … This was a beautiful post. :D

  2. Hi,
    Just showing up is a great place to start…
    be good to yourself
    David

  3. haroldmillet says:

    Kenton your very creative in making this post! I was truly blown away. I loved it!

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