Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.

Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. 

I hope you will too.




“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

– Israeli Proverb




In the chilly southern hemispheric temperatures with gardens lying dormant, the following quotes seemed apt:




Time isn’t something you can turn back.

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

– Veronica A. Shoffstall



Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.

– Ram Dass, Philosopher


Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves. 

– Bohemian Austrian Poet and Novelist, Rainer Maria Rilke


Time – less flowers!


What do you make of this week’s words? Do you have an opinion?

Are the questions more important than the answers?

Are you really holding on to your unworthiness?

Join in the discussion by leaving a comment below.


Something Proverbial to Ponder About






Mental Health, Motivational

Love and Stockholm Syndrome

Do you have a family member or friend who is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship? Are you at a loss about how to help?

If you ever wondered why people stay in unhealthy relationships, this article can help you understand why and gives a few suggestions about how an outsider can support and help the victim.

Love and Stockholm Syndrome.

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Something very sobering to ponder about.