February 18-B, 2023

Ducks at Scott Creek Oil Paint Rendered — Edisto Beach State Park, South Carolina
Everything I write is a George Carlin routine.

When you get to the end of your rope,
you have to change your mind 
about what is important.

It's all about being right 
about what's important.

All of our problems 
stem from being wrong 
about what's important.

We will know when we are wrong
about what's important
when our life brings us problems,
one after another,
and we turn to drugs/sex/alcohol/money
to relieve ourselves
of the exhaustion of existence.

Our life is here to wake us up.
To get us back on track,
in the service of what's important.
If we have problems
and are creating more problems
by the way we are dealing with
our problems,
we are in the grip
of the wrong things being important.

We have to sit down,
be quiet, still and empty,
and take stock,
see what we are doing
and change our mind about what's important.

When we finally figure it out,
and are right at last about what is important,
our life will smile,
everything will fall into place,
and be right with the world,
and we will be singin' and dancin' in the rain,
and the sunshine,
because nothing matters more
than being right about what's important
and living as though it is.


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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