December 01-B, 2022

The Tree on the Hill Oil Paint Rendered
Finding people we can trust 
who know more than we do
about what's what
and what the rules are
governing what to do about it
is our life's task
through all of the stages of life,
and there be many.

Who, okay, whom, do you trust?
How many people belong to your
circle of trust?

These are your companion/guides
who will need to be replaced
as your circumstances in life change,
moving away,
health issues,
loss of mobility...

And they will not be easily replaced,
so we have to be alert
as circumstances bring other people
into our life,
wondering,
"Can you be one,
or shall I look for another?"

Zooming makes things easier,
but does not remove the need
to find replacements for 
our circle of trust.

Be awake,
alert,
aware.

Companions and guides are lifelines
to balance and harmony,
spirit, energy and life.
And we fare much better with them
than without them.

Be well-stocked with the right people
in your life,
and be well! 

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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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