Tuesday, December 31, 2013

An Old Farmer's Advice

·         Keep your fences horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
·         Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
·         A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
·         Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
·         Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
·         Forgive your enemies.  It messes up their heads.
·         Don’t corner something that would normally run from you.
·         It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
·         You cannot unsay a cruel word.
·         Every path has a few puddles.
·         When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
·         The best sermons are lived, not preached.
·         Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never going to happen anyway.
·         Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
·         Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
·         Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.
·         Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain-dance.
·         Sometimes you get and sometimes you get got.
·         Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
·         Always drink upstream from the herd.
·         Good judgment comes from experience, & a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
·         If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.
·         Live simply.  Love generously.  Care deeply. Speak kindly.

- via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.arthurchurchofchrist.com

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