Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Showing Up

Woody Allen once observed that 80% of life is showing up.  Probably true up to a point.  In some aspects a couple of folks whose main attribute is their Y-chromosome keep our daily minyan in the double digits most of the time while impeding the more critical decisions that keep the other elements of our congregation attractive looking forward.  A shabbos morning has about 2/3 the attendance it once did but showing up is sufficient to keep from exploring what happened to that other 1/3.  Nominating committees select officers and a board that will show up.

It is that other 20% of life that makes it sparkle or fail.  But you have to get to step 1 and assure that it is attractive to move beyond that.

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