Saturday, June 21, 2008

That puts me in mind of a song..........

  

Old Man, A Boy And A Donkey...

An old man, a boy and a donkey, were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked.

As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding.

The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.

Then, later, they passed some people who remarked, 'What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.'
So they then decided they'd both walk!

Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride.

So, they both rode the donkey.

Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey.

The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decide to carry the donkey.

As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned.

The moral of the story?

If you try to please everyone, you might as well...

...Kiss your ass goodbye!

                      

                      

                       (Found the precious picture on a photobucket public album.)

My friend and long time neighbor, Lloyd, sent me that little joke.  A whole lot of truth wrapped up there.  Makes me think of all the political correctness run amuck these days.  Brings to mind all the musical philosophers that have hit upon this chord.

Like Ricky Nelson said, you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself.  And then there was Aaron Tippon's wise counsel that "you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything."  And American Poet Laureate, Merle Haggard, "I take a lot of pride in what I am."

Please folks.  Take wise counsel.  Cover it in prayer.  Decide what is right and best and God's will for you.  Plot a course.  And remain true to it.  Don't blow with the wind. 

Hats off to my last visitor...from Kerrville, Texas...........298 miles from Caneyhead.                      SALUTE!!!

                                       **Newsy type entry coming soon.**   

17 comments:

  1. enjoy your weekend

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  2. I loved the story. I have family in Kerrville!! What a small world!! I hope you are well. Keep in touch....love, Christine

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  3. Always excellent advice!  Love the picture Barbara~  Reminds me of an old calender that Michael has still- all jack ass pictures if you catch my drft!  God Bless!! Have a wonderful SUnday!  Carolyn ;-)

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  4. Well said! We love Kerrville, Bandera, Fredricksberg, all the hill country towns. Paula

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  5. I have to agree with that!  No sense in getting everyone mad but what God thinks is all that counts!
    Traci

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  6. good moral of that story; so true to take it to the Lord in prayer

    looking forward to your newsy entry soon!

    betty

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  7. That is a great story and, as you say, there is a lot of truth in it. I liked the quotations as well.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  8. You are right can't please everyone!  Linda

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  9. Totally loved It Barbara. Glad to hear from you. I was wondering where you had gone! lol. Love Pam xx

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  10. You can never win being a man pleaser, it's being a God pleaser that works. It helps the donkey too.
    Jenny <><

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  11. I really loved this!  And it illustrates the point so well.  You have to have a good, solid foundation, know what your beliefs and standards are and then stick to them, unless you're shown (with proof) that you're doing it wrong.  Otherwise, we'd be changing our minds (and turning our lives upside down) all the time, just to please people we don't even know.  Thanks for sharing, and I loved the picture too!
    Lori

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  12. Yep there is a lot of truth and good advice in this. Cant please everybody all the time. :) Just have to try and be happy with yourself. :) Kelly

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  13. How bout this for wise quotes?  "The person saying something can't be done shouldn't interrupt the person doing it."  Author is not well-known but she keeps a Journal, says alot of weird things - mostly about outer space lol.  Hey that joke had me falling off my chair - Heeee-haw!  XOXO CATHY

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  14. I give that advice all the time, when someone worries that they are writing something that would go against the grain of everyone else. No matter what you do , there will always be the one lone bad egg in the mix. Having said that we might as well enjoy life as it suits us. (Hugs)Indigo

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  15. Yes I have to agree... can't please everybody!!!!  I like your wisdom and I agree with it 100%!  
    Lisa

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  16. dear Barbara
    love to you form your buddy natalie!
    good entry too!
    nat

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