I found this column in my local newspaper, John Gormley had mentioned that it does circulate the internet frequently, but I haven’t seen it before. It’s interesting, and definitely words to live by. Of course since our Muddy Boot Dreams are headed up country one day we are thrilled to have some farming advice.
Especially the part about plowing around the stump.
It’s creation should be attributed to a cowboy humorist called Steve Arwood,[a.k.a. Texas Bix Bender.] who wrote a series of books including Don’t Squat With Yer Spurs On. Might have to go out an look for that one. That’s pretty good advice.
- Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.
- Don’t interfere with something that isn’t bothering you.
- Live is simpler when you plow around the stump.
- Most of the stuff people worry about isn’t ever gonna happen anyways.
- Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
- Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- If if doesn’t seem like it’s worth the effort, it probably isn’t
- Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
- Meanness don’t just happen overnight.
- 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.
- Don’t corner something that you know is meaner than you.
- Forgive your enemies, it messes up their heads.
- 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 pigs, expect to get dirty.
- The best sermons are lived, not preached.
- Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
- Letting the cat out of the bag, is a lot easier then putting it back in.
- If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around.
- Live a good and honorable life. Then when you get older, and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
- And live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.
Those last two are my all time favorites.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams