Part of Something Good

I am editing a few things here at and trying to put them in a more useful format. I was reading through "The Rocking Chair" story that I wrote and a line practically jumped out at me. Funny how that happens: a line that I know came from me looks so foreign to me, and yet at the same time speaks deep to what my heart needs right at that moment.

Anyway, here is the line.

"I remember clearly the look on his face, it was that same small smile, like he was part of something good and he knew it."

There have been times in my life when I have had that smile on my face. Times when I couldn’t really explain why, but I knew that what I was doing was right and good and…well…true somehow. It seems like these days those times are spaced out a little more than they used to be. Maybe that should tell me something.

But I was just struck by that line today. I don’t know much, and I don’t really know why I know it, but I know that line is true somehow in a way that goes beyond the sum of the sentence. I wish I could write about how good of a writer I must be to have written it, but even cocky-full-of-myself me knows God had more to do with it than I did.  

3 thoughts on “Part of Something Good

  • November 23, 2007 at 5:05 AM

    I liked that – here is a poem I wrote:

    I have a smile on my face
    A secret’s in that smile
    Can I share it right out loud?
    Jesus called my name.
    His voice is sweet
    He sounds so kind
    Like music to my heart
    and when he asks
    for me to help
    I’ll never ever stop.

  • November 23, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    Thanks, Dianna, that is beautiful.

  • November 24, 2007 at 12:36 AM

    I’m in to poetry – a new gift – so when I read your posting about a smile – that poem came to mind.



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