In the midst of my re-writes and the rain today, I checked my email and found a sweet story from a friend. I don't know who started this, but I wanted to share it with you. I hope it brightens your day ~ it did mine. It has no redeeming value on the writing front, other than it is a new twist on old proverbs, made up by children. Here goes ...
A first grade teacher had twenty-five students in her class. She presented each child with the first half of a well-known proverb. She asked all to finish the proverb in their own way. This is what she received: (the underlined words are the answers from the kids.)
1. Strike while the bug is close.
2. It's always darkest before Daylight Saving Time.
3. Never underestimate the power of termites.
4. You can lead a horse to water, but how?
5. Don't bite the hand that looks dirty.
6. No news is impossible.
7. A miss is as good as a Mr.
8. You can't teach an old dog new math.
9. If you lie down with dogs, you'll stink in the morning.
10. Love all, trust me.
11. The pen is mightier than the pigs.
12. An idle mind is the way to relax.
13. Where there's smoke, there's pollution.
14. Happy the bride who gets all the presents.
15. A penny saved is not much.
16. Two's company, three's the Musketeers.
17. Don't put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed.
18. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you have to blow your nose.
19. There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder.
20. Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded.
21. If at first you don't succeed get new batteries.
22. You get out of something only what you see in the picture on the box.
23. When the blind lead the blind get out of the way.
24. A bird in the hand is going to poop on you.
25. Better late than pregnant.
Hope that brightened your day! Now it's back to work for me!
Til next time ~