On Mondays, I expand a bit on recent entries in my Gratitude Journal.
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#796 COURAGE to follow through on something that doesn’t make sense, but seems the thing to do
I’ve done a few things lately that don’t make sense
Why do things have to make sense anyway?
Lots of people who claim to have no god
Serve lots of gods
and the god of things making sense is one of them.
I was asked a question
and the answer
was on the tip of my tongue
but then a reason to say no came to mind
In the end I said YES
because it seemed the right answer to give,
but I’m totally following through on a nudge here
and really cannot build a case for the answer
if someone asked me to defend it.
(Those who have difficulty saying no
should not follow my example here.)
But I have no difficulty saying no
having plenty of reason for no,
saying yes is noteworthy.
I think of Ann
who has proclaimed this
the year of YES
because no is easy
but YES opens possibilities.
We walk by faith
and there are lots of times
when walking by faith requires
stepping over the stones that say no
and onto the one that says yes
if for no other reason than
it seems the right one
and you wonder where it will lead.
Acknowledging the question marks
and butterflies in stomach,
thankful for courage.