December 31, 2005

Last Day, New Year Coming

There have been so many good memories over this year... I had a blast looking back through my blog archives. Made me happy that Bou got me started on this. Yet, I couldn't figure out what I wanted to post for today. The top 10 people list that is going around? Point to some of my favorite posts?

Instead, I got this in my email yesterday and thought it was the best of all. I get this at least twice a year and every time I read it, I wish I could follow it. Some days I do, most days I wish I did. I think it is a great way to end this year and start the next. I hope I do better in 2006 in following this advice than I did in 2005.

An Old Farmer's Advice:

* 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.

* 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 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.

Posted by vw bug at December 31, 2005 08:25 AM | TrackBack

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
It was all good advice but this one's my favorite, I think. Happy New Year!

Posted by: Richmond at December 31, 2005 10:02 AM

Sound advice.
I like them all! This one stood out to me: If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

Happy New Year VW & family!!

Posted by: Marie at December 31, 2005 11:45 AM

Yep. You know, I have heard these most of my life but knowing and doing is two different things. Now if I could just remember them when I need to remember them the most....

Posted by: GUYK at December 31, 2005 12:01 PM

Wonderful advice for the new year! Happy 2006!! :)

Posted by: pam at December 31, 2005 06:11 PM


Posted by: GUYK at December 31, 2005 09:50 PM

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Bou at December 31, 2005 10:37 PM