April 27-B, 2023

Midnight Hole 11/03/2001 Oil Paint Rendered — Big Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waterville, North Carolina
Vitality leads the way.

Go where there is life,
where life resides,
living from your heart
all the way,
and all will be well,
and you will be just fine.

It is when we begin to 
contrive and connive,
plan and scheme,
devise agendas
and think ahead
so that if we do this
and this
then that will happen
and we will be deliriously happy at last
that things begin to crumble
and go to pieces as we watch.

Deliriously happy
cannot compare with being
in the center of our original nature,
playing with our specialties
and enjoying the wonder
of doing the things we do best
in each situation as it arises
come what may.

do not allow for check lists
and time frames
organized by five year plans.

What it is time for here/now
is all we need to know.
Doing what is called for
in response to what's what
is enough for today.
Tomorrow can wait for tomorrow.


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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