Day 25 – History Lessons

It’s the second game of the world series…and my husband is yelling at the tv…and I haven’t written the day’s entry.

Let’s knock it out.

There are many times I read the Bible and smack my forehead. Come on people. But you know what? Hindsight is 20/20…and a couple thousand years later…of course we see the whole picture in ways those that lived it couldn’t.

Case in point – the Israelites lived in exile for 70 years or so…and when the exile was over, many Israelites remained in Babylon – not embracing their new freedom.

70 years – it’s a whole generation of people – a whole lifetime.

A thousand years from now (assuming our planet doesn’t implode) a writer will have the benefit of hindsight. The writer will fit our history into neat compartments…Modern, Post-Modern, Gen-X, iGen…etc. But you and me…right now…we’re in the middle. Someday a reader will judge our actions, our time in history…and either head-smack or admire. Study us to either avoid our mistakes or learn from our success.

How will we be remembered in history?

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.