January 31-C, 2023

CSX 5283 11/07/2013 Oil Paint Rendered — Waxhaw, North Carolina
There is what we say, "Yes," to,
and there is what we say "No," to,
and that's it.

Our life is lived out between "Yes," and "No."

You might think we would be better
at being clear about,
and dedicated to,
"Yes" being actually and absolutely "Yes!"
and "No" being actually and absolutely "No!",
but no.

We say "Yes," when we know we should say, "No,"
and we say "No," when things would be much better
if we had said, "Yes,"
and live with things being much worse
that they would be 
if we had been honest with ourselves
from the start.

Why are we not honest with ourselves?
Why is not our "Yes," YES! ?
And why is not our "No," NO! ?

Spoken out of our own integrity and sincerity! ?

The simple act of making that the way it is--
letting our "Yes," be YES!
and our "No," be NO!
would transform our life 
and the world,
like that (snaps fingers).


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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