January 05-B, 2023

Tree Tops 10/17/2012 Oil Paint Rendered — Just Down the Street, Greensboro, North Carolina
The day has a mind of its own.
Give yourself to the day,
trust yourself to the day,
and to the emptiness,
and silence
that await the day
and its peculiar alignment
of conditions and circumstances
which set it apart from 
every other day,
making it unique,
though it might look
on first glance
exactly like every other day,
with nothing special
to make it matter.

That's where we come in.
We are here to see the day as it is.
To separate the ordinary
from the un-ordinary,
and invite it to open itself to us
in ways commensurate with adventure,
wonder and miracle.

And wait,
watching for a door to open
where we would never expect 
a door to be--
and when it does, 
walking right through
to treasures and marvels untold.

Every day is like that
if we are ready.


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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