Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdom

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Proverbs and sayings often provide us with wise words from all corners of the world.  Best savoured a little at a time, these sayings are passed down from generation to generation. Each Thursday, I post a saying, or proverb and a quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


The theme of this week’s wisdom is kindness.

“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm”

– Swedish Proverb

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late

 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century- Wiki.]

My Yoga teacher used to say that,

“Smiling was an art that comes from the heart and should be practised all the time.”

The kindest people I have met have had the loveliest, most genuine smiles. The heart may be the centre of love, but the smile is the centre of kindness!

Life may buffet and bruise us and although we put on a brave front, life experience and  hard knocks are indelibly etched on our faces, and especially on our smiles.

If someone can’t find a smile, give them one of yours. Light up their day!


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness costs nothing, yet can make a world of difference.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible!”  -Dalai Lama


The Swedish proverb seems to both reinforce and contradict this advice.

What do you think?

Join in the discussion by leaving a comment below.




Proverbial Thursdays at Something to Ponder About

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My Frozen places

Take a tour with me –


Iceland – the ultimate Frozen landscapeIceland Thingvellir


A snow bunny in the frozen Norwegian countrysideOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Delicate frozen-ness atop the Swiss Alpssnow


Icy vastness in the Antipodes of New Zealandsnow


Even in Australia, one can find frozen Gum treessnowgums falls cree 2011


The snow was icy and ‘sharp’ this day. If you fell skiing, it really hurt!Beitostolen


A face that could freeze hearts!



Linking to the Travel theme: Frozen


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Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Kazakhstan

Each Monday, I post a photo of a ‘mystery’ location or even a mystery object.

I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.

If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in a post the following Monday, when the answer is revealed. Comments will be released later in the week, (Thursday Australian E.S.T.) so as not to spoil the fun for latecomers, to this post.

Guest Submissions are very welcome!

Here is this week’s Mystery Photo


Where in the world could this be?

It is not too hard. Leave a comment below if you think you know!

If you have a photo you would like to submit, you can find my Email on my profile. Click the Gravatar on the side bar and drop down to reveal ‘View my profile’. Alert me with a comment below, so that I can be on the lookout for your email.

Last Week’s Mystery Photo

MMP nov6Drake corrected guessed the location of last week’s Mystery photo  and told us that, ” we were in Kazakhstan and Astana where we see the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center. The tent of the King, with indoor beaches and waterfalls, as well as a mini golf course and botanic gardens, designed by the British architect Norman Forster. Located close to Kazakh White House which is an opera house. In many ways a fascinating city. 🙂”

Le Drake Noir/Andrikken

Thanks Drake for that informative comment. Peggy from LeggyPeggy also identified the correct location and has visited twice. Well done!

Have a great week!


Something to Ponder About


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