Monday, March 25, 2013

Words Of Wisdom


I was visiting The Smitten Image recently.  And I came across this rhyme:

A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he heard, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

I loved it so much I put one of my owl photos on facebook along with the rhyme.  No likes or comments.  Radio silence.  No one gave a hoot.  So I thought I would share it with you.  I don't give up easily!  Then my high school friend Barb sent me an email with words of wisdom.  It seemed smart to create a words of wisdom post.  Here is the rest of the story...


Some words of wisdom...

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass
of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate
question, "Half empty or half full?" She fooled them all. "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a
smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied , "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it.  
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.  If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an Ambulance. 

In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the
heavier it becomes.  And that's the way it is
with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or
later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be
able to carry on."

As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and
rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry
on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time
practiced.

So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.
Don't carry them through the evening and into the night.  Pick
them up tomorrow.

1) Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some
days you're the statue!


2) Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have 
to eat them.

3) Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in
the middle of it.


4) Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by 
their Maker.


5) If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be 
vague.


6) If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it 
was probably worth it.


7) It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as 
a warning to others.
 8) Never buy a car you can't push.

9) Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time.  Because 
then you won't have a leg to stand on.

 10) Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and
dance.

11) Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, 
sleep late.

12) The second mouse gets the cheese.

13) When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong 
lane.

14) Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer 
you live.

16) Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17) We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are 
pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are
different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.


18) A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a 
detour.

19) Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY...

20)Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!  I 
THINK !!!!

Thanks Barb!

8 comments:

saraweingartner said...

Great pic, Sharon! And I love the words of wisdom too - made me smile! A great way to start off a Monday.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have heard that owl poem before...it's a great one!

Creations By Mit said...

GREAT POST!! And by the way - I like your owl & his poem!!! :)

Hilary said...

The advice was fun to read through.. it gave a few chuckles as well as nods of agreement. Thanks so much for the linkage to my blog for the nursery rhyme. Much appreciated. Your owl image is just gorgeous.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love owls, so I especially enjoyed the photo and the poem. Thank you for sharing them!

Linda Hensley said...

Love the poem and photo, and the advice to live by is wonderful. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that blogging is SO much better than Facebook!

DJan said...

I hardly ever get on Facebook any more. Now that I've got a family situation, I've gotten on a couple more times. I love your poem, your wonderful advice, and most of all, I really appreciate YOU! :-)

Serline said...

I'm less active in FB and spend some free time on Instagram now. Your owl photo is beautiful, I don't get to see any over here.