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Wed. Jan 18 Patience and Shame

Proverb for the day: A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.  Proverbs 19:11

A real man (or woman) is big enough to let offenses pass by.  We can waste lots of energy carrying grudges and miffs.

One of my favorite singers, Jerry Jeff Walker, sang about his friend Hondo Crouch,

“He was the kind to pay no mind

When he was bumped into…”*

That’s a good way to be.  Leading the chipless-shoulder life makes you smile more… as well as others.

*”The Stranger: He was the Kind” From “Live from Luckenbach”

“The only shame is to have none.” -Blaise Pascal 17th Century French writer

Fresh beaver sign Crooked Bayou Swamp south of Dry Creek, LA

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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