In these times of increasing powerlessness to change anything more than a light bulb, I catch my self wringing my emotional hands — What can I do? What can I say?  

Not much . . . 

 Take my advice, I’m not using it … bumper sticker

That’s the soil beneath the surface in an autumn’s garden —The White House is not calling for advice; nor is the UN —  and friends who are between the proverbial hard place and a rock, don’t need me giving my best Chicken Little impersonation. 

The unimaginable is the new normal on lots of levels. But, hey . . . the sky has remained in place. 

Therefore, because Paul Newman’s proverb still reverberates my pulse reminds me, powerlessness doesn’t mean useless!  (Am I repeating myself?)   I do have a purpose — so do you, dear reader. 

Neither of us is  beyond usefulness, nor are we depleted of power! 

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.~Madeleine L’Engle

Think back . . . what did you need when you were . . . younger? In whatever age or stage you call to mind, was it a friend?   (Friendship Shouldn’t Be a Project)


I am so glad for “friends” on Facebook — one shared a pulse reviving meme that I include for you dear reader — especially as the Holidays are upon us — a way to be the friend we all need.  


#1 Let Go and let the Lord . . .

Finally, here’s a final tip for making the most of powerlessness if you are becoming a seasoned citizen:  


Give advice to your children while they’re young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about. ~ A really smart anonymous sage

 PS: Links to former posts on Rocks and upcoming Holidays

When I Can’t See the Rock in This Hard Place

The First Sunday in Advent

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