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.**