Monday, October 26, 2009

Last Entry

I am leaving you with this. John passed it onto me and I simply don't have much to add to it. Thank you for taking this journey with me over the past year.

Old Farmer's Advice:

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers 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 bothering 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. Leave the rest to God.
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4 comments:

joy said...

Woo-hoo! This year it has been fun, inpsiring and encouraging to read your daily documentation. Looking forward to the next year :)

joy said...

btw, what will be your new blog name?

Frank said...

Happy Birthday Kris! You have made me laugh and you have made me cry over the past year.Thank you for sharing YOU with all of us. It has been a blessing!You are a dear friend! Love you Janell

Tracey said...

Beautiful way to end... I will miss the daily documentation, but hope you will continue to blog! It's been fun reading about your adventures and had more than a few times you made me tear up a little. Let me know if there is a new blog I need to put on my list to follow. And, I'll let you know when I start up again. Next year may be the year I'm able to keep it going. Lots of love to you, Kristin!