Sittin' Under the Oak Tree 1-4-19

We have a New Year in which to make some necessary, or at least needed, changes. Me? I?ve got more ?hints? about losing the extra @#$%^ pounds than Carter had Liver Pills. Also, I need to work on my memory; getting? old has advantages and DIS-advantages. So, if any one of these gets you off the hook, well, more power to you. Now, a few of my often-not-so-favorite-ones.

1. I?ve learned that a diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the food limit.

2. I?ve learned that saying ?forgive me? is not the hardest thing for some people to say. Saying ?you are forgiven? seems to be a little bit more difficult.

3. I?ve learned that you should be grateful for all you have, even if you think it isn?t enough. God works in ways that we will never really understand.

4. I?ve learned that saving is just like dieting: It?s never too late to start.

5. I?ve learned that it?s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that really counts.

6. I?ve learned that no matter how hard you try, you can?t get ice out of the freezer without dropping at least one cube.

7. I?ve learned that two people can look at the same exact thing and see something totally different.

8. I?ve learned that the ?speedy service? signs at fast-food drive-through windows are there to make you laugh.

9. I?ve learned that in old age you spend half your time looking for a bathroom and the other half trying to remember people?s names.

10. I?ve learned that imagining God standing beside me stops me from doing things I know are wrong.