Advice from an Old Farmer
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
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.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than 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 gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
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. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.
[Editor’s note: This was shared on facebook by a friend of a friend. I am unsure of the original author. Doesn’t seem to matter. Most of it is biblical wisdom practically conveyed. Some of it is plain old common sense. It touched my heart and so sharing with you./sc]
OK, yes, I have been at this for a while but I started young! Philosophically I am a conservative, limited government freedom lover. I was a co-founder of R3publicans in 2008 (after the Ron Paul campaign). OKGrassroots and Constitutional Liberty Coalition arose out of local coalition efforts and teaparty efforts in the 2009/2010 timeframe. I live in Oklahoma now, but I grew up in Texas and was a cofounder of Associated Conservatives of Texas in the 90's. We launched the Traveling Liberty Bell there with my good friends the Halls. Ring the bell whenever you get the chance! Together we are working to restore the republic and proclaim liberty throughout the land. For Life and Liberty, Sandra Crosnoe Finding Gems & Sharing Them - my personal blog R3publicans OKGrassroots Constitutional Liberty Coalition