July 11-B, 2022

Bryce Point 09/17/2005 Oil Paint Rendered — Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
We surprise ourselves from time to time,
with the right action
done in the right way
at the right time
in the right place,
even when nobody notices
and life clicks right along.

Clicking right along is the point.
The wrong thing--
particularly the really wrong thing-
would have made an impact,
rocked that portion of the world,
turned things from their course,
soured everyone's day.

The right thing merely keeps things on track,
clicking right along,
and goes unnoticed.

The trick to a well-lived life
is remaining invisible,
while doing what it takes 
to smooth the way
so that things click right along.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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