while attending to my to-do list at work
i saw a message on social media
that a company teammate's father had died
she was devastated
….and, yet, it was the middle of the day
and i had work to do

so i did the work that needed to be done:

1. i stopped and read her words twice
and took in the photos she posted of her dad
that suddenly had become elevated in her life
to a dimension of the unimaginable

2. responded to let her know i was sorry
and here for her, feeling for her, here for her

3. moved my former to-do list to tomorrow

4. rescheduled things and thought of my mother, father, my family…

5. made plans for my family to do something…sooner

it is a good list, i think
 

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Latest Update: Feb 23, 2017