When some people talk about showing up,

they mean making an appearance,

the dramatic entrance,

the fawning over,

and the exit

of a celebrity.


There, but not really,

is how they show up

at work,

at home,

in their own lives,

expecting everyone to be glad they

were graced with their presence.


If you’re going to create a life of substance,

something more than working for the weekend;

if you’re wanting to create connection,

more than, “Hey, how’s it goin’?”;

if you want to open others up to the possibilities,

showing up means more than appearing,

it’s being powerfully present,

paying attention,


Every. Single. Day.