This is something I wrote after watching Hard Ball and thinking about if people show up or not.
As an avid lover of movies I try to draw something from each movie I watch. Tonight was an exceptional occasion. I watched the movie “Hard Ball.” I won’t go into what the movie was about but there was a part of the movie that moved me more than I have been moved in a while.
It talked about showing up, to paraphrase he said, “One of the most important things in life is showing up, and I am amazed at your ability to show up. They didn’t want you here but you showed up.”
That is the general idea of it. This made me think, when is the last time most of us showed up. We all have this self-confidence in us and we still don’t show up. We look for the answers and expect them to come even though we don’t ask questions. We don’t show up for our lives or for ourselves.
There is not one of us that doesn’t have a friend that is so close that we can’t just feel when they are in need. We’ll go to them if they call or ask, but when was the last time that we just “showed up” because we knew they were in need?
It’s pretty bad too, because I look at this and think about when I was younger and when I was a child. We were there for each other, we showed up every day for each other and ourselves. We didn’t let as much petty things stop us as we do now. Hell back in the day we thought we loved everyone we were with. Then we would break up and our best friend would end up dating them and it would be okay. Let that happen as adults, heaven forbid, our pride would never allow that.
Now I’m not saying that I’m innocent, I know I’m not. I have done my share of not showing up and living in vain. I can say though that I will make an honest effort to rectify that and to start showing up.
So much would be possible if we just let go of our pride and showed up.