March 05-A, 2023

Drops Oil Paint Rendered — From My Backyard, Charlotte, North Carolina
We do not think up what is meaningful.

We become aware of what is meaningful.

Meaningful is realization.

Meaningful is spontaneously recognized
and done.

We wake up to what is meaningful
and serve it with our life.

We are drawn to it,
attracted by it,
know it when we see it,
even though we have been looking at it
all our lives.

Doing what is meaningful
and not doing what is not meaningful
makes all the difference 
in our life
and in the world.


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 05-A, 2023

  1. On the same page, today’s list of meaningful: moving painting to inches to left, tipping another until it hung straight, ironing handkerchiefs and dish towels. I feel much better.

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