Lessons my daddy taught me
- Stay off the path
If you always walk the same route, you’ll create an ugly rut that is not easily remedied
- Watch where you’re going
When you don’t pay attention you’re apt to stray, get lost, fall. Look ahead and choose your way carefully
- Don’t ride the fence
Pick a side. You can ride a fence down and render its purpose lost.
Keep your eyes open
Things are easily missed and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
- Life is precious
Even an ant has a life it wants to live. Don’t kill indiscriminately.
- Enjoy a good storm
Storms have an unparalleled energy. Embrace it.
- Always make music
Strum a guitar, sing a hymn loudly, whistle a tune, yodel if you can.
- Hold onto your money
Pay attention to what you truly need and spend accordingly.
- The pitch makes the game
Strike, ball or homerun – it all hinges on the pitch. Infielders, outfielders, catchers, batters are all reactionaries. A good pitcher is the one in control.
- There’s always a way
Never give up. With a little wood and glue, with a little milk and flour, with a little patience and love, all things are possible.