Common Sense and the Dapper Man

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As long as I live, I swear by all which is relevant, that common sense, is really not that common.  I am finding each day that more people are more concerned with themselves than their immediate need to care for, or about their fellow man.  However, to live a fruitful life, here are some old fashioned, common sense tips.

  • Your fence needs to be horse-high, pig tight and bull-strong.
  • Keep skunks, bankers and lawyers 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.
  • Meaness don’t jus’ happen overnight.
  • Forgive our enemies, it messes with their heads.
  • Don’t corner something that is meaner than you.
  • 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, you are going to get dirty.
  • The best sermons are lived, not preached
  • Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen.
  • 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 something 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 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.
  • Always drink upstream from the herd.
  • Good judgment comes from experience.
  • Letting the cat outta the bag is a lot easier than putting it back in.
  • If you get to thinking you are a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
  • Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.

About the Author:

Cheryl is an author, a blogger and an adult educator. Under the penname Olivia Gaines, Cheryl has authored the short story series The Bounty (2009), Vengeance (2012) and The Bounty Hunter (2013). The Slice of Life Series is new in the Olivia Gaines portfolio which includes, Two Nights In Vegas, The Perfect Man, The Basement of Mr. McGee and Letter to My Mother.

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