Some people say not giving advice is the best advice

But I think that’s a mental blunder

Isn’t saying not to give advice actually advice in itself

These things I wonder

If I’ve learned anything over the years

It’s that I need advice

I’ve also learned to give away what I’ve learned

And do it without a price

Do it to nourish

Do it to cherish

Do it so others may not perish

Advise out of love

Advise so others downward spirals may be turned

Here are a few things that I’ve learned-

Stay out of your own way

If you don’t ask the answer is always no

Learn to meditate and pray

When you’re at bottom there’s only one way to go-

And you’ve reached bottom when you stop digging

Stay teachable, humble and kind

A life without love and laughter is a life without living

Consider words and actions closely because life has no rewind

Treat others as you’d like to be treated

Holding hate and resentment in your heart only hurts you

A flower or garden grows best if properly watered and weeded

Forgiving, not forgetting, is one of the greatest things you can do

Being honest, open-minded and willing is really how to live

Strive towards a life that’s simple, loving and free

Live in the present, love in the moment, learn how to truly give

These are all things that were passed down to me

Please, please! Above all else find God

It’s the best advice I know to give

A self-serving, self-absorbed life is no life at all

Serving God and others is the best life to live……

That I know

Joel Prickett


Published by Joel Prickett

I have a desire to help people with my writing whether through stories, poetry or personal contact. I’ve seen and been through a lot in my life and have learned the purpose of it is to help others

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