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 Friday, I post a saying, or proverb and a quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you think so too.
Continuing our theme of love this week, a wonderful quote from a very inspirational speaker says much in its words: –
“I have decided to stick with Love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr
When we hate others we are really saying to ourselves that we are okay and others are not and we allow ourselves to blame others. It is your fault! Either way hating someone else makes us feel lousy and the following proverb alludes to this:
Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself –
Native American Proverb (Pima)
A sobering thought this Thursday at Something To Ponder About
31 Days challenge is to write freely for five minutes without editing – on the topics listed on the landing page – one topic each day for 31 days. I have called mine –
Five letters that must be gradually nurtured lest [it] they be broken.
I read somewhere on social media today that betraying someone’s trust is like crumpling a piece of paper. You may iron out the wrinkles but some of them still remain. I think this is a valid comment, at least in my world. The hurt and resentment that comes with a breach of trust is hard to forget. We can forgive but we can’t always forget. The wounds run that deep. Particularly when it is someone near and dear to us that is the betrayer! And it hurts! So painful is the feeling of disbelief and shock that this has happened.
Trust is overlaid with many expectations. Trusting someone and learning when to trust and when not to trust, is entrenched with your own individual values.
“I trusted you,” we often hear when someone lets us down.
I know people with trust issues. They trust no one, which leaves them vulnerable to constantly checking that everyone, including themselves, have acted correctly. Kind of obsessive, you think? How exhausted they would feel, wrung out almost?
Considering all the possibilities and potential for human interaction, in the world, it is surprising that we can trust any other human at all. Why would you trust the skills of a complete stranger to give you a lift/ street directions? Why would you entrust your child to the care of a babysitter?
Because generally we can say that people are inherently good and not malevolent.
This challenge is to write freely for five minutes without editing – on the topics listed on the landing page (link provided below) – one topic each day for 31 days.
Not as easy as you think……
LOVE<3 LOVE<3 LOVE<3
I have spoken before about the basic human needs of love and affection being as important as food and shelter, so today I will talk about who/what I love.
Family – when it comes down to it, immediate family are the only people you can ever begin to rely on to be there for you and love you back. It is way too much expectation to place on extended family, at least from my experience, so count on immediate family only. But, this does include the family pet, as it is kind of his/her job, isn’t it?
Home – I have made it my sanctuary, and whilst far from perfect, it is a little oasis filled with mementos and memories, that mean so much to me. Home equates to security.
Travel – to Scandinavia or the beach in particular. Being close to gentle, lapping water can be so therapeutic, and the Scandinavian climate, landscape and scenery are so unique, I feel a special affinity to them.
Painting and traditional art/craft forms – primarily Norwegian Rosemaling and simple renaissance baroque folk art. I am a rosemaler, did I mention that?
Food – Seafood, (who doesn’t love it?), pastries, berries, and bread – need I say more?
Books and Reading – for entertainment and learning ( see #7) Nothing like a good murder mystery – fictional, of course.
Learning new things – Change is inevitable part of life, and we have to keep up. It is not always nice, but it does afford us the opportunity to discover and to re-invent.
Friends – who could live without good friends, in whatever form they take?
Walking in the Early Morning – especially if there is light rain/mist or fog! ( we so rarely have it in my realms, so to me it is special and I just love it.