December 25-A, 2022

Cloud Bank at Sunset 10/31/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pamlico Sound, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
There is a place for pushing.
Like when the house is on fire
and the door is stuck.


Pushing as a way of life,
as the first reaction,
as the go-to option,
as the only thing we know to do,
is the cause of things being as they are
everywhere we look.

Pushing our way on everyone
has become the way
too much of time.

Nothing is wrong with sitting for a while
waiting to see what might occur to us
in the meantime.

Like, maybe, a shift in perspective.

Perspective shifts save the world.

Perspective shifts are the solution
to all of our problems today.

They are certainly worth
waiting 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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