Advice from an old farmer
Editor’s note: I have no idea who wrote the following “Advice From An Old Farmer’’ or when, or where I found it, but I think there’s something in here for just about everyone today wondering what to think about the coronavirus.
*Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
*Keep skunks 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 doesn’t just happen overnight.
*Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
*Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
*It doesn’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 the pigs, expect to get dirty.
*The best sermons are lived, not preached.
*Most of the stuff that people worry about is never going to 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 look back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
*Don’t interfere with something that isn’t bothering you personally.
*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 digging.
*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 morning.
*Always drink upstream from the herd.
*Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that experience comes from bad judgment.
*Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.
*If you start thinking you’re a person of influence, try ordering around somebody else’s dog.
*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 of the time, it just comes down to common sense.