Just as I am

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955

It's 7pm (ish) and I sit outside at a small table on my mother's backyard deck.

Blue sky and fluffy white clouds are overhead. (Which I love.)

Several seaplanes fly above me with seemingly extra loud engines.

Crows with their annoying "caw" fly from tree to tree.

My mom is lying inside following surgery, confined to her bed. (Which I hate.)

I have comforting vanilla coffee sitting next to me .... steaming so warmly.

My camera sits next to me "just in case" a hummingbird decides to make another appearance.

A half hour ago I was ripping angrily at the dead blossoms on my mom's plants when it dawned on me (yeah, I know - a pun) that I was mad because I can't seem to DO all the things that I think I should do.

So many people in this world are hurting, sick, dying, oppressed, abused, scared, overwhelmed, broke, lost, struggling, running to save their very lives with nothing but the clothes on their backs, etc. and I'm ticked off about all of it because I want it all to STOP.

I want there to be PEACE. I want no more pain, no more cruelty and no more war. 

I wish I could be like a superhero and fly to each and every person and be the rescue that they need.  

I want to do more for my Mom.

I want to do more for friends, neighbors, relatives and strangers.

But, I can't.  So, I sit here feeling the injustice for those I can't help with anger right behind it.

I kick myself in the rear because I can't keep up and "do" like those I admire..... like those who HAVE to...... in the way I WANT to.

A bit ago a little voice inside my soul spoke up and said, "Maybe God didn't create you to be a replica of the proverbial "Energizer Bunny."  Maybe He made you to be, well, YOU.... in this form, in this way, with what you call imperfections."




God made me in His image with human imperfections.

And, because He made me He already knows every single thing about me.

And, even with knowing every thing about me down to the most intimate detail, He gives me the daily gift of His mercies, His grace, His joy and His forgiveness. 

The above statement reminds me that because God is God I can rest knowing He is with every single person in this world no matter what their circumstances are.

I know that.

Truly, I believe it with all my heart.

I also know that He is more than capable of caring for His children better than I ever could.  

So, as I watch the sky deepen into its night-time hue, I will hit publish with a "selfie" from this morning.

Yep, that's me, bed-head and all.... sitting in the same spot I am now.... celebrating "World Photography Day" and the way God made me - just as I am - and leave the world in His amazing hands.

PS:  The selfie bed-head is hard to see in detail on purpose.  Ha!


  1. Thank you to those that have emailed me saying my comments weren't working.... Um, it was "owner/operator setting error." Oopsie!! It should be fixed now. Better late than never!! SD

  2. We can only be who God created us to be.Nothing more and nothing less. Have peaceful day my friend.

    1. Very true and thank you my friend!

  3. Yep, Roger~Wilco....I'm in and it's fixed!

    Your Great!!!

    God bless ya'll and have a great evenin' filled with sweet, sweet dreams. ZZZZZZzzzzzzz............

    1. Thanks Nezzy!! Sayin' prayers for you!!