A LITTLE COMMON SENSE FROM AN OLD COWBOY . . .

Submitted by John McElligott

Don’t pick a fight with an Old Man, cause you may get what’s comin’ to ya!

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

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.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.  

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming…YEEHAW ~What a Ride!”

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

 Life is too short for drama or petty things, so laugh hard, love truly and forgive quickly. Live while you are alive. Live this year better than you lived last year. You might not get a second chance



One thought on “A LITTLE COMMON SENSE FROM AN OLD COWBOY . . .

  1. Mike Morris October 13, 2021 / 4:48 pm

    Dr. John…so glad you posted these pearls. Have loved reading them and so will all the others who do so. Thank you for sharing! So clever, and so applicable.

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