Day 3373: Responsible

I’m responsible for taking this photo yesterday.

That got me thinking: Who IS responsible for damage?

I’m responsible for having conflicting thoughts about this question.

If we focus on blame (which is also a cognitive distortion), that can get in the way of moving forward with next steps for solutions. But if we don’t take responsibility, we’re likely to remain stuck in old patterns.

Maybe we can be responsible for our own lives — mistakes and all — AND resist getting stuck in blame and finger-pointing.

Who’s responsible for the images in today’s post?

People sometimes ask me who’s responsible for those National and International Days, and the truth is that I don’t know. But I’m celebrating National Scribble Day by being responsible for this daily scribble of a blog.

When I search for “Responsible” I find this

… and the original, “Le Responsable” by Jacques Dutronc.

I’m responsible for expressing my thanks to all who helped me create this post, including YOU.

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11 thoughts on “Day 3373: Responsible

  1. It’s not our fault if we have an inkling that you can’t just simply declare that it’s not your fault and be Scott free, Ann.

  2. If I were a biddy biddy rich yidle-diddle-didle-didle man

  3. If I accept responsibility for everything could the world then get on and prosper in a dignified and happy manner. If so, it is my fault. I am responsible!

    • It’s usually more interesting to discover who made that awesome thing that to find out whose fault it is that something else was not awesome. People are extraordinary. Right now people are planting gardens or inventing things or learning to sail or adopting a cat. And that’s pretty miraculous

  4. “To be yourself is all that you can do…..”

  5. I am responsible for me. and my actions that may impact others.

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