An Old Farmer's Advice - Words of Wisdom

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  1. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    An Old Farmer's Advice - Words of Wisdom
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    * Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

    * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers 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
    I really like this one.

    * 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 s omethin' that ain't botherin' 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.
     
  2. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    Amen Jen!!!!! Nice post!!!
     

  3. Dragger

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    * throw that rock out of the pasture, thats another mouth full of grass.
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Excellent post!
     
  5. ohiocattracker

    ohiocattracker New Member

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    Those are good ones thanks for posting.
     
  6. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Jen,
    You been reading Willie Nelson? His new book is The Tao of Willie( a guide to the Happiness in your heart). Some of those are in his book. LOL. I love to read Willie books! I couldn't resist this one at WW the other night.

    Here are a few from the book.

    My Grandmother used to tell me that a hard head makes for a sore rear. (nicer word)

    I am the only person who can set myself free from what might have been.

    Don't be dazzled by your own BS.

    It's easy to be false with other people, but to be false with yourself is a waste of your life on earth.

    There is no normal. There is just you and me.

    If you care too much, you'll screw up every time.

    When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

    Trying to be someone else is the hardest road there is.

    The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.

    I believe we ignore the law of love at the peril of our own lives and the planet we share.

    When you look at life with the proper perspective, the choices are surprisingly easy. When you ask the right question, the answers aren't so tough.

    Don't let your thoughts think you.

    What is the incredible secret? It is the word NOW. It is the understanding that happiness exists at just one time. And that time is NOW.

    There is only one map to the journey of life, and it lives within your heart.

    $ is a funny thing. No matter how high you stack it or where you hide it or invest it, they can still take it away from you.

    As my doctor says, an ounce of prevention....costs a whole lot more than it used to.



    Get the book, if you liked these. He intertwines them with his funny stories about his life and positive thoughts.

    Take care, Jen.
    Cheryl
     
  7. waterwalker

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    Great stuff...alot of truth.
     
  8. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Cheryl, I didn't just like those...I loved them. I have yet another book to add to my summer reading list now.:big_smile:
     
  9. Cheryl

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    Jen,
    Glad you enjoyed them. I would suggest a couple more books on Willie. I'll have to see if they are here or in the possession of someone else to give you the titles, but I've read 2 others that come to mind that are hilarious! He's as great a comedian as George Carlin IMO. You could probably research autobiographies or biographies on him online and find several I'm not even aware of.

    There is one particular saying I think his bus driver came up with about lard that is tooooooooooo funny! I'll try to remember to PM it to you soon.
    Take care,
    Cheryl

    P.S. Willie falls under the old farmer category in more ways than one. LOL.