Here are just a few little things that I have read, and that impacted me in some way. so I am throwing them out there for more eyes to see :)
What's mainly wrong with society today
is that too
many dirt roads have been paved.
There's not a problem in America today, crime,
drugs, education, divorce, delinquency that
wouldn't be remedied, if we just had more dirt Roads.
Because dirt roads give character.
People that live at the end of dirt roads learn
early on that life is a bumpy ride.
That it can jar you right down to your teeth
but it's worth it, if at the end is
.a loving spouse, happy kids and a dog.
We wouldn't have near the trouble with our
educational system if our kids got their exercise
walking a dirt road with other kids, from whom
they learn how to get along.
There was less crime in our streets before they
Criminals didn't walk two dusty miles to rob
if they knew they'd be welcomed by 5 barking
and a double barrel shotgun.
And there were no drive by shootings
Our values were better when our roads were worse!
People did not worship their cars more that their
and motorists were more courteous, they
tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in
choke you with dust & bust your
windshield with rocks.
Dirt roads taught patience.
Dirt roads were environmentally friendly,
didn't hop in your car for a quart of milk
walked to the barn for your milk.
For your mail,
you walked to the mail box.
What if it rained and the dirt
road got washed
out? That was the best part,
then you stayed home and
had some family time,
roasted marshmallows and
popped popcorn and
pony rode on daddy's shoulders
how to make prettier quilts than anybody.
At the end of dirt roads, you soon learned that
words tasted like soap.
Most paved roads lead to trouble,
dirt roads more
likely lead to a fishing creek or a swimming hole.
At the end of a dirt road, the only time we even
locked our car was in August, because if we didn't
some neighbor would fill it with too much zucchini.
At the end of a dirt road, there was always extra
from when the city dudes would get
you'd have to hitch up a team and pull them out
you got a dollar...always you got a new friend...
at the end of a dirt road! -Paul Harvey
Don't you wonder what would happen if we treated our Book of Mormon (bible) like we treat our cell phones?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we spent an hour or more using it every day?
What if we used it to receive messages from the "text"?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?
Oh, and a few more things-unlike our cell phones. One plan fits all.
No roaming charges.
You always have reception.
No weak signals AND we don't ever have to worry about our Book or Mormon being disconnected, because our Savior already paid the bill.