August 29-A, 2022

Moraine Lake Afternoon 09/19/2009, Oil Paint Rendered — Banff National Park, Alberta
Doing things that matter to us,
that are important to us,
and doing them well,
is good training/practice
for doing things that matter to others,
that are important to the way the world works,
and doing them well makes all the difference.

Find the things that matter to you and do them.
Do the things that are important to you,
and do them well.
Every day.

Do the things you love to do,
and it will spill over,
spread out,
catch on--
and other people will spontaneously
start doing what they love,
and it will be a new world like that
(Snaps fingers).

The same thing goes with laughter.
Start laughing
for no reason
throughout your day.
If you start laughing,
you will begin to find reasons.
Things will start being funny
that you never noticed.

Things can change for the better
for no reason at all.
We can start feeling better
for no reason at all.

Laughter turns the light around.


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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