March 25-A, 2023

Lake Francis 10/31/2013 Oil Paint Rendered — Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Luck is the ground of life and being.
And, the old adage applies:
"The more I practice, the luckier I get."

What is your practice?
How often do you practice your practice?

It is amazing what 
sitting still,
being quiet
and empty--
and having no expectations
and nothing stake in the outcome--
can do for our luck quotient.

The right attitude
and the right practice
lend themselves to being lucky.

I became lucky
the minute I quit
trying to effect outcomes
and have things go my way.

Being a cork on the water
makes it easy to find things 
to like about every eddy
and crashing wave.

It is always my lucky day
with nothing to gain
and nothing to lose--
just being glad to be here
and watching for what happens next,
it's amazing the things you can find
to like about what comes your way.


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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