March 04-A, 2023

Four and Twenty or So Blackbirds 03/03/2023 Oil Paint Rendered — From My Backyard, Charlotte, North Carolina
I have been perfectly suited
for most of the stuff
I have done in my life. 

I did not belong subbing
for a third grade class,
and knew it when I agreed 
to do it--
at 8 AM the day of.

I did not belong in a scuba diving
church camp trip with Sr. Highs,
but if I did not chaperone
no one else would
so I did.

Mostly, when given the option,
I have known clearly
what is me and not-me.
And have championed the me
over the not-me.

Still doing it.
And am perfectly suited
for sitting in the backyard
with a camera
waiting for a photo to come into view.

Block parties and yard sales,
not so much.

Being your own best friend
means yea-ing what needs to be Yea-ed!
and nay-ing what needs to be Nay-ed!

How are you coming along with that? 


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.

2 thoughts on “March 04-A, 2023

  1. Yea!! Thank you for the constant reminder. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

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