prov·erbnoun \ˈprä-ˌvərb\: a brief popular saying (such as “Too many cooks spoil the broth”) that gives advice about how people should live or that expresses a belief that is generally thought to be true
I recently came across this book in some of my "junk" out in my pole building. I know what estate it came from; a buy-out from a local dentist. He had so many nice books. Anyway, I love proverbs, witty sayings and fortune cookies. Actually, anything that can sum up what you are feeling in as few of words as possible. I try to do that when I write my blog posts.
This book has a proverb for each day of the year. I thought it would be fun to share a few now and then.
Today's is: January 8th: A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.
I respect the educated - for the most part - but, nothing beats common sense. Wisdom earned by doing something, lessons learned often times the hard way and the "thinking on your feet" qualities are what I respect. Must be my blue collar upbringing. However, I understand it so much better now that I live out in the country, on a hobby farm. Over the years, I have had some great advice from my dairy farming neighbors!
Proberbs 3:21 (NLV) My child, don't lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them.
Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.