Friday, December 14, 2007

Advice from an old Manitoba Farmer

* 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.






Thanks Bob H.

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