These are not new rules, they are older than me (whew).. pay attention:
1: Behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining*
2: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush^
3: Don't put all your eggs in one basket#
4: Don't count your chickens before they hatch#
5: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you'
* Unless the dark cloud is ink, then there may be an octopus or squid behind it.
^ Unless the bird is your own pet.
# For 4 and 5, if you put all your eggs in one basket and some fall out and break, all of your chickens aren't going to hatch.
" The actual saying here goes: Do unto others before they do it to you..
Oh yes, another one my grandmother told me.. : You can't see the forest for the trees.. Ex. There are blind people lost in the forest.