Feb 29, 2008

Roughing It

It's been difficult lately, for lots of people. I found comfort in some of the following words.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

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 is meaner than you.

It doesn't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel or unkind word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with the pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

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.

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 every have to deal with, watches you from the mirror each morning.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back.

If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering someone else's dog around.