Friday, February 24, 2023

Attitude and Plan

An Orff colleague shared her idea on Facebook for an upcoming music class with kids and used this brilliant phrase: “I have a new attitude and a PLAN!”


Ka-ching!! So many times, we vow to have a new attitude, but don’t come up with a plan. And thus, find ourselves powerless to create the change we hope for.


On the other side, so many times we keep sticking to the same-old plan without a needed shift in attitude and nothing changes. More often than not, we keep doing the same thing that never worked that well in the first place. 


So a new attitude and a plan. Brilliant!


As poet Bill Holm also suggested when he beckoned us to get out of our 4/4 box and consider Bulgaria. (Both of which I have done!)




Someone dancing inside us

learned only a few steps;

the “Do-Your-Work” in 4/4 time,

the “What-Do-You-Expect” waltz.

He hasn’t noticed yet the woman

standing away from the lamp,

the one with black eyes

who knows the rhumba,

and strange steps in jumpy rhythms

from the mountains in Bulgaria.

If they dance together,

something unexpected will happen.

If they don’t, the next world

will be a lot like this one.

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