November 03-A, 2022

Bass Lake 10/06/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
How things are 
do not reflect my idea
of how they ought to be
very often
for long-enough periods of time.

I do not allow that to stop me
from making the best of things
to the fullest extent 
that I am able.

I take it to be my duty
to make the best of all things
in every way possible
in each situation as it arises
all my life long.

Anything less than that is
to disparage my ancestors
and to dishonor the faith they have in me
to uphold the good
and to stand for Truth, Justice, Freedom, Equality
in all matters great and small
throughout the time left for living.

It is a small thing
to do what needs to be done,
when, where and how it needs to be done,
and anybody can do that much.

Why not?


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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