A pile of books at the bottom of the stairs gave way to the gravity that could no longer be denied and down they fell like uncareful Humpty Dumpty’s that could be warned but not taught. . .or maybe it was Billy and Phyllie, two little kittens we recently brought home that run willie-nilly every where. . .
an old newspaper clipping from my Seminary days back in Lexington, Kentucky. Was it from the Louisville Courier or the Lexington Herald. . .I’m not sure or much care. The yellowing that age brings to that fragile page made this message even more loreful
𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐝𝐨𝐦:
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.
Keep skunks, bankers, and politicians 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.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
If you don’t take the time to do it right, you’ll find the time to do it twice.
Don’t corner something that’s 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.
Don’t be banging your shin on a stool that’s not in the way.
Borrowing trouble from the future doesn’t deplete the supply.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Silence is sometimes the best answer.
Don‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ 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’.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and most of that comes from bad judgment.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. . .
Kind of makes me wonder what will fall out another pile of books that gravity overpowers
or the kittens unknowingly knock over
for my next
Enlightened Find. . . .