October 05-B, 2022

Dockside 14 11/14/2017 Oil Paint Rendered — Harbor River, Port Royal, South Carolina,
What are you famous for?
Not, "What do you want to be famous for?"
Not, "What do you wish you were famous for?"
What are you famous for?

What do people look for from you?
What do they look to you for?
What are you known for?
What is your shtick?

What do you like best about you?
Rank the highest?
Rate at the top of the list?

What do you look forward to doing the most?
Enjoy having done the most?
Are proudest to be associated with?

Two things stand out for me about me:

1) I get to the point.
2) I sit still and quiet,
embracing the silence,
enjoying the stillness,
relishing the emptiness,
present with nothing,
waiting to see/hear/know,
so that I may rise to do,
and continue becoming,

Oh, and there is one more,
3) I enjoy a good cup of coffee.
Alone, of course,
in the silence.


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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