Sage Advice

by Rev Cheryl Birch

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On vacation years ago on a 100 degree day in June
I was looking for something fun to do that afternoon
At the Tourist Info booth I stumbled upon a gnarly old man
He rocked back and forth in his chair; used his hat as a fan

I asked him what there was to do in his mountain town
He looked up at me and slowly knit his brow
Then he gave me sage advice that I will forever keep
“Seems to me the thing to do today is walk on the shady side of the street”

That advice I’ve kept many a hot day, not in only summer life
But, in the midst of problems and sometimes great strife
While God made the trees and breeze to cool my hot June days
He, Himself, is the shade on my right hand when life goes astray

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3 Comments to “Sage Advice”

  1. Yes indeed… “Seems to me the thing to do today is walk on the shady side of the street”

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