Common Sense Illustrations

  • Good honest advice for life.~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

    ~ Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

    ~ A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

    ~ Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

    ~ Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

    ~ Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

  • seat beltMy friend has a lifesaving tool in her car.

    It's designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped.

    She keeps it in the trunk.

  • bike pumpWaiting for an elevator at a local hospital, I was standing next to a maintenance person holding a bicycle pump.

    Noticing my curious stares, he looked at me and remarked with a smile, "It's the newest HMO oxygen program."

  • puzzleHere are some life lessons I've learned from jigsaw puzzles:

    Don't force a fit. If something is meant to be, it will come together naturally.

    When things aren't going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return.

    Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.

  • toiletI bought a great new toilet seat recently. On the label was a suggestion on how to clean it.

    Although nice to have the option, I doubt I'll take advantage of it.

    My toilet seat, it seems, is "Dishwasher Safe."