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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Life Lessons From an Intentional Country Woman





~ photo by Vicki at 2 Bags Full ~

~ Every trail has a few mud holes, some of them deep.
~ If you loan money to 'friends', expect to lose both.
~ Keep skunks, bankers and the government at a distance.
~Locked gates help thieves make easier decisions.
~Do not corner something meaner than you.
~Forgive your enemies; it messes with their mind.
~When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
~Fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong.
~Always drink upstream.
~Letting the cat out of the bag is easier than putting it in.
~Trust your neighbors but keep your gates locked.
~Life is simpler when you take time to pull out the stump.
~Successful people do one thing very well, not everything poorly.
and

~It's easier to step in manure than get it off your boots.

Blessings ~ good work boots ~ laughter ~ country women ~

21 comments:

  1. The stump made me laugh! Oh my. I wish!

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  2. very good life lessons!phyllis

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  3. I LOVE this photo, the woman with the blue skirt, her dogs going trusting with her, lonely but in communion with the sky, wonderful later summer-light - the house and the atmosphere...

    Good experienced life-lessons. Point 4 is my point also :)

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  4. What a wonderful photo!!!

    Great sayings too. :-)

    Happy living at the farm ~ FlowerLady

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  5. LOVE LOVE that shot. Your words speak true today. HUGS B

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  6. Hi Sandra, love this and keeping a copy. Great shot too.
    Hope you are enjoying the summer and staying cool. We are trying here!! Have a wonderful day and blessed weekend ahead.
    Hugs, cm

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  7. For your sake, I'm praying this doesn't sum up your week!!!! Just one friend to another with good advice I hope. Love the picture and all of those sayings. Meat to chew on. Have a great day.

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  8. Stopping in to say "HI" and leaving with some great wisdom!
    Happy Beautiful Day to you!
    xoxo

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  9. To nearly all those, I say: sad but true.

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  10. Wonderful post -- and indeed, as MK said, most are sad but true!

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  11. Always drink upstream. That's my favorite.

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  12. Love these "wisdoms"... Can hear you speaking them in my mind!! Remembering your amazing sense of humor..

    That photo brings back wonderful, wonderful memories. I love that you've shared it. I'm so behind in blog writing-- but my photos will be blogged for sure.

    Want to chat...

    Love
    Vicki

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  13. I love the photo ! So many truisms, well said and worth remembering. 2 involve gates. Fences and gates are very practical and do help maintain friendly relations with neighbors.

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  14. Dear Sandra, hope all is well with you. Great tips to live by. I am sorry, been so busy this summer with Art shows. My computer has a problem, can't get the 4 th July post off sidebar, and new post on it? I'll think about it next week.
    Take care and sending love and good wishes. yvonne

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  15. Dear Sandra, hope all is well with you. Great tips to live by. I am sorry, been so busy this summer with Art shows. My computer has a problem, can't get the 4 th July post off sidebar, and new post on it? I'll think about it next week.
    Take care and sending love and good wishes. yvonne

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  16. Ha! And oh so true, every line of it. :)

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  17. Country Wisdom!!!!! :-)

    And thank you for commenting in my blog!

    Tessa

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  18. Clever sayings and sweet photo! I've often wished I had a passion for that one thing that would have made me successful, but alas, I've leaned towards being a "Jackie of all trades and master of none"! ;-) Do come visit me again! Hope life is treating you well. Bess

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