A Praying Person Must Leave Room…

On Mondays, I share recent entries from my Gratitude Journal.
* * *

HOPELESSNESS
has come over a friend.

She has not called it that,
but,
watching,
I see
that her VIEW
of the possibilities
is narrow.
Extremely narrow.

Mine aren’t all that high either, but…

I am praying.

* * *

She is beginning to believe
what I promised last year,
no advice.

But it is hard
not to jump in,
Champion Jumper that I am.

I am praying.

* * *

Hope runs low and I am grateful for reminders that….I can be wrong. Last week:

  • I discovered warranty coverage for an item not functioning as it should. At first, I thought I had no recourse with the thing.
  • I encountered laughter in a place where complaints reign supreme. I believed happiness to be a lost commodity there.
  • I heard myself say “I’m looking forward to …” concerning something I thought I’d never look forward to again.

I thought of my being wrong about these things and then again about my friend.

An old prayer partner used to say,
“We think we know,
but we don’t know.”
True, that.

A praying person
must leave room
for being wrong
about…one’s own conclusions.

Things thought lost forever can be found.
Remember? A sheep, a coin, a son.
Recourse.
Laughter.
Genuine looking-forward-ness.
Hope.

I am praying.

* * *

Among the week’s highlights: rain after a dry spell, ducks dipping bills, high hurdle, scaled, friend landing a job, spontaneous mocha-meet-up, good advice received, the thrill of starting new book, squash in abundance, peach pie filling, planning a getaway, nursery bargains and more

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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2 Responses to A Praying Person Must Leave Room…

  1. laura says:

    Ah, Marilyn. This gave me goose bumps. I have some of those lost things I would like to find. You give me the courage to start looking.

    Like

  2. I have nothing profound to say in response, except. It is always good to visit here.

    Like

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