February 26, 2005
A little more food for thought, as thoughtfully supplied by some friends via either the U.S. mail or e-mail.
Money can buy a house, but not a home.
It can buy a clock, but not time.
It can buy you a position, but not respect.
It can buy you a bed, but not sleep.
It can buy you a book, but not knowledge.
It can buy you medicine, but not health.
It can buy you blood, but not life.
So, you see, money isn't everything. And it often causes pain and suffering.
I tell you this because I am your friend, and as your friend I want to take away your pain and suffering! So.
Send me all your money and I will suffer for you.
Cash only, please.
And ponder this, offered in the same vein. Maybe you've already heard these somewhere else. Anyway, here we go...
Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong.
Life is not about how fast you run, how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
Keep skunks and lawyers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps. A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor.
Trouble with a milk cow is she won't stay milked.
Don't skinny dip with snapping turtles.
Meanness doesn't happen overnight.
To know how country folks are doing, look at their barns, not their houses.
Never lay an angry hand on a kid or an animal. It just isn't helpful.
Teachers, Moms and hoot owls sleep with one eye open.
Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
Don't sell your mule to buy a plow.
Two can live as cheap as one, if one don't eat.
Don't corner anything meaner than you.
You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, assuming you want to catch flies.
Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.
It doesn't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
Don't go huntin' with a fellow named Chug-a-lug.
You can't unsay a cruel thing.
Every path has some puddles.
Don't wrestle with pigs. You'll get all muddy and the pigs will love it.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Words that sink into your ears are whispered, not yelled.
Most of the stuff people worry about never happens.
Thatís about enough for today. See you in a few days.