Sunday, March 1, 2009

Be Careful Little Mouth . . .

Do you remember the children's song that warned us to be careful? Each verse began with "O be careful little ... "

eyes what you see,
ears what you hear,
hands what you do,
feet where you go and finally:

O be careful little mouth what you say
O be careful little mouth what you say
There's a Father up above
And He's looking down in love
So, be careful little mouth what you say

That last verse is the toughest verse to live.

Spiritual Sundays are hosted by Ginger and Charlotte. To visit other participants, click here.

I just heard from Dixie that Paul Harvey died at age 90. Heaven is richer.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, you're kidding! I always enjoyed Paul Harvey.

Loved your cartoon. It is very, very poignant, Sally.


Sheila... who couldn't sleep all night and is cross-eyed this morning! ;-)

artis1111 said...

Cute cartoon!! Have a great weekend!! Kathy

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, Love your cartoon as always. I do remember that song and it is very true about the last lines.

I did log on to the site you gave me Sally. Thank you.

Paul Harvey once did a 'Rest of the Story' on one of my ancestors on my father's side of the family. His name is John Colter and he was in the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as in the Encyclopedia as the first white man to discover Yellowstone National Park. I loved listening to him. May God rest his soul.

Have a great Sunday. As for me I am wondering why I am awake this early. smile


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

How ironic, my husband and I were just talking about him this week and how old he is.

Great post! Love the cartoon! I had a "fish" symbol on my last car, and I at times suffer from road rage! LOL! Not bad, just when people poke along...drives me crazy! LOL! Anyway, I use to think about that symbol and if I was representing it well as I was driving. I sometimes failed and was ashamed!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally... Great cartoon this morning... Always love them... and the little song was so meaningful. Have a blessed Sunday.


♥ Kathy said...

I wrote about Paul Harvey last night too. He was a great man. Love the funny Sally. It's sadly true...say one thing and act another way :( Happy Sunday ♥

Baba said...

Hi Sally, I loved listening to Paul Harvey's voice...He was a great man and kept his listeners hearing every word..I went over and visited Dixie's blog and I will visit her often...I like what she has to say..Thanks for sharing this morning.
Have a good day. Hugs, Baba

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Great cartoon! When I sing this song with the children at church I wonder if they are listing to the words.
Thank-you so much Sally I just love your Spiritual Sunday.

Sassy said...

Those are excellent words to live by...thanks for the reminder...I was sad to hear last night that Paul Harvey had died...I so enjoyed his stories...I came over from Grams...

Musings of A Minister said...

Great cartoon. Great message. One of my biggest problems is getting the mouth under control. I guess it starts with the heart. Paul Harvey died here in Phoenix. He will surely be missed.

Bridget said...

Very sad to hear about Paul Harvey's passing, he will be missed.

A good reminder about being careful what we say!

Happy Sunday to you!

squawmama said...

Hi Sally... Thanks for stopping by... Go look at the last picture again... There is a litte puppy tugging on the painters tarp... Have a good one... HUGS, Donna

Jill said...

Great cartoon. My mom should have sang more songs to me like that when I was little! LOL!

I can't believe Paul Harvey died.. He lived a long life.

Judi said...

I enjoyed reading your joke...mmhmmmm... I can see that happening and thought provoking is "a stranger is just a friend you haven't met". How differently we would treat him once we did know true..

I hadn't heard that song before...
have a lovely day

Sue said...

Hello Sally,
I am always so anxious to see what jewel you have for us on SS,and I must say I am always blessed.!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
I agree Heaven is richer at the passing of Paul Harvey!!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I always love your Sunday cartoons, Sally... There's alot of truth to them!!!! AND --I certainly do remember "Oh be careful..."

We do have trouble with our mouths, don't we???? I was always taught that what we say is like a tube of toothpaste. If we say something, it cannot be put back in the tube. It's OUT there---so we need to be careful before saying it.

Have a great day.

Saleslady371 said...

Happy Sunday, Sally!
Great message in this cartoon for all of us. I liked Paul Harvey. He did a piece on dirt roads that I liked because I live at the end of a dirt road.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Sunday Sally.
Enjoyed your little cartoon. It speaks volumes, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day. I always enjoyed listening to Paul Harvey. He will be missed!


Deare Diary said...

We do need to guard ourselves in every way. Good reminder. I too, enjoyed listening to Paul Harvey.

Charlotte said...

The kids always seemed to enjoy singing this little song. I hope they remember it when they're older. It's great advice.
I always liked to hear Paul Harvey's rest of the story.
Have a good day.

Dixie said...

Sally.. love your cartoon today. It reminded me of a guy that was driving in front of me one day. He had one of those little fish bumper stickers on his bumper. We were stopped at a traffic signal, and when the light turned green, he immediately honked and gave the finger to a person slow to start in front of him. I just decided he must have borrowed the car...

I will really miss hearing Paul Harvey's voice on the radio. I'm sure they'll replay his recorded stories for some time to come, but my heart will tell me that he's not here with us anymore... He was a wonderful Christian, with a joyful message.

blessings. Dixie

MsSippi, aka Peggy said...

I've often thought it would be nice if we all had something like a 10-second delay before words could come out of our mouths, it might help us choose our words better, don't you think?

I've also always loved to hear Paul Harvey's stories. He had such a beautiful voice to me!

Julie said...

I love the cartoon and the name of your blog. Your back yard is BEAUTIFUL... God is so good....Julie

bp said...

That is such a great little song! You're right, that last verse is very hard to do.

Anonymous said...

I thought I had commented when I was here earlier...

Anyway, it's all too true that Christians can act in a way that contradicts their testimony, and we do need to be so careful.

Sweetie said...

Thanks for the reminder. I don't always think before I speak. Paul Harvey was my very favorite commentator. I remember 30 years ago listening to him every morning on the way to work. He had such a presence.

~♥~ Monica S said...

I liked this song.. never heard it before...
I always think of the movie Bambi.. and what the mother of bambis friend said : If you can't say something nice... don't say anything at all!

It's not always easy!


bj said...

Good little song, Sally.
I,, too just heard about Paul Harvey.
See you tomorrow!
love, bj

God Chaser said...

a b=very timely message for me. Being hospitable and entertaining strangers and helping/loving neighbors has been a theme for this week. Your cartoon today put the icing on.
May the joy of the Lord be yours.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Sally, I would love to participate in blue Monday tomorrow if that's ok. Do I need to sign up on Mr. Linky somewhere? By the way, loved that cartoon at the top, so funny! My son knows that song and I agree the last line is hard to live by. Kristen

Missy Wertz said...

I was thinking earlier today that Paul Harvey is having a wonderful time up in heaven right now.

Life on the Edge said...

Loved the cartoon! It reminded me of a saying I saw on a plaque this week. It said, "your life may be the only Bible some people may ever read." Wow. How fitting!

I remember singing that song with the babies and toddlers and preschoolers when my kids were little and I helped out in those departments at church!


Lois Christensen said...

Loved your cartoon! Goes along with Ginger's post. Thanks for sharing!