Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Food for Thought :)

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 sometimes,
 but it's worth it, if at the end is home..
.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 were paved.
 Criminals didn't walk two dusty miles to rob or rape,
 if they knew they'd be welcomed by 5 barking dogs
 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 kids,
 and motorists were more courteous, they didn't
 tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in front would
 choke you with dust & bust your windshield with rocks.
 Dirt roads taught patience.

 Dirt roads were environmentally friendly,
 you didn't hop in your car for a quart of milk
 you 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 and learned
 how to make prettier quilts than anybody.

 At the end of dirt roads, you soon learned that
 bad 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 springtime income,
 from when the city dudes would get stuck,
 you'd have to hitch up a team and pull them out usually
 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. Unlimited usage. 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. -Author Unknown.

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