April 19-B, 2023

Schoodic Wave 10/02/2008 Oil Paint Rendered — Sch0odic Point, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Peninsula , Maine
We can easily make things worse
trying to make them better,
and we can make them worse
being afraid to try making them better.

What to do cannot
depend on thinking it out.
We have to act
when the time for acting 
is upon us
and work things out 
as well as we can
in the aftermath.

No one is smart enough 
to avoid making things worse.
Everyone has to know 
when things are bad enough
to do something now
even if it makes things worse.

When things are bad enough
we have to look for better
and take our chances.
When it gets bad enough again,
move again!

Keep dancing until the band
quits playing!
Or, until we find good enough,
whichever comes first.


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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