August 02-A, 2022

Left Mitten Moon Rise 09/25/2007 Oil Paint Rendered — Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona
Too many people have no life,
enjoy nothing about their life,
have nothing to look forward to
upon getting out of bed.
Drag through the day
without purpose or zeal.
Just going through the motions,
seeing nothing they look at,
hearing nothing that is being said,
and saying nothing in return.
Angry as hell,
and caring about nothing.
Waiting for something to save them.

And, there are people who are their
polar opposite.
Vital, vibrant, 
more positive than Oprah Winfrey,
can't wait to get into the day every day,
looking forward to everything,
dancing everywhere they go,
singing to themselves all day long,
laughing just to hear themselves laugh,
loving their life
and everything in it,
like puppies and kittens
exploring all the corners,
playing with cobwebs and butterflies,
going to bed each night
dreaming of tomorrow.

Two groups of people
living in the same world
a world apart.

People in both groups 
have money
and have no money,
have jobs
and have no jobs,
come from divorced parents
come from stable home environments...

But the people in each group
share similar perspectives
with other people in their group,
and have dissimilar perspectives
with people in the other group.

How can we get the people 
in the first group to look
at their way of looking at the world
and their life in the world?
How can we flip their perspective?
Turn their light around?

Figure that out and you save the world.

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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