Sunday, July 12, 2009

How to Live a Good Life

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.
Keep skunks, 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 jest 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 can not unsay a cruel or unkind word.
Every path as 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 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.

Don't forget to...
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest up to God.

My personal favorites.
Live well, laugh much, love often.
Don't sweat the small stuff!

(Lest someone thinks I thought up this stuff...I didn't. Got it in an e-mail this morning.)


South Jersey Quilter said...

Love it! And it's so true! Thanks for your comment on my blog, also.


Kar said...

Words to live by! True, so true! Thanks for sharing that Sherry! Hope all is well. I'm crossing my fingers that the heat goes away for you. Not missing that. :)