January 2, 2021 – Day 2

A new take on an old idea

I think about all the times I spent wondering about things and I can’t help but think I could have done something with that time– and then I realize I was – imagination is a wonderful tool – cultivate it.

Today’s Prompt: What if?

Author: mtdecker

Just your average writer- which is to say, I have a full-time job developing and testing software.

3 thoughts on “January 2, 2021 – Day 2”

  1. (a reflection masquerading as a poem)
    What if?

    The story of life…the question that plagues our souls

    What if?
    What if?
    What if I realized she was interested in me sooner?
    What if I pursued History rather than Economics?
    What if I come back home after college?
    What if I’d never left?
    What if I hadn’t gotten sick?
    What if I hadn’t gotten better?
    What if I hadn’t returned to God?
    What if I hadn’t left Him in the first place?
    What if I chose not to go on a mission?
    What if I never met her?
    What if my first date for that wedding hadn’t flaked?
    What if I did not have the courage to ask her out?
    What if she didn’t have the courage to kiss me first?
    What if we hadn’t fallen in love, gotten married and had two children?
    What if those children weren’t autistic?
    What if I had not been fired?
    What if I did not have the courage to stand for my beliefs and quit the next job?
    What if I had not landed in the right place at the right time?
    What if the pandemic had not happened?
    What if it had only taken two weeks to flatten the curve?

    What if I spent my time worrying about all of the things I cannot control?

    Then there would be the one certainty…I’d have stayed on the sidelines and missed the many joys of my life because I feared its challenges.

    Joel Sandersen
    241 Words

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  2. There are key points in history where, if one thing changes, the entire outcome of the event could change. One lynchpin out of place, and everything changes…

    I didn’t want to get up this morning. It was cold, it was raining – or was that just the ice falling from the trees? It really doesn’t matter – it was wet. But I had places to go and the groceries weren’t going to buy themselves, let alone march themselves over the ice-covered mountains and deliver themselves to me.

    I got up, I walked the dog – I didn’t check the roads enough while we were out, but that changed when I got into the car. I backed up 10 feet, saw the tree branch in the middle of the road, pulled back into my driveway, and dragged the branch out of the way.

    All the way down the mountain I saw signs that others had done the same thing – some with chain saws, some with chains. I’m just glad I listened to the weather report and rescheduled everything for today.

    earthshaking – not really – but, we’ll never know for sure – it might have been a good read – talking about what happened driving in freezing rain and then an ice storm, but I’m pretty sure it would not have ended well…


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