December 02-B, 2022

Two Ducks Flying 05 Oil Paint Rendered — The Bog Garden, Greensboro, North Carolina
Doing things differently
changes everything.

Changing our mind 
about what is important
changes everything.

What is as it needs to be in your life?
What holds it in place?
How does making something better somewhere else
mess with what is just right as it is?

How can you make things better
without making them worse?

Trade-offs are everywhere.
We give up this to get that all of the time.
We often don't realize
we are making a trade-off until after it is done.

We could go slower
and clue-in faster.

That would change things!

Wanting what we want NOW!
keeps the pot boiling
when it just needs to simmer.

Go slower.
Clue-in faster.
Know what's what
and what doing this
is going to do about that.

Enlightened choices 
are the best kind of choices.

And the only thing enlightenment
is good for.


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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