Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of 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 Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. 

I hope you will too.

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“A thousand workers, a thousand plans” – Chinese Proverb


You do the thing you’re scared shitless of and then you get your courage. Not before. That’s the way it works. Three Kings, (Movie)

What do you make of the saying and the Proverb? Do you agree?

If not, why not?

(Oh! I sound like one of those dreadful surveys asking you to rate things between 1 and 10 then asking you to justify your answers…. please let me know your thoughts anyway).

Something to Ponder About this Thursday*

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Word of the Week – WOW

Heena Rathore hosts a WOW post each week as a way to improve one’s vocabulary.

The summers in Australia are so intense, for four months of the year, one feels a certain lassitude that overcomes any urge to be productive!

Moffat Beach

noun: lassitude
  1. a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.
    “she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed”
    synonyms: lethargy, listlessness, weariness, languor, sluggishness, enervation, tiredness, exhaustion, fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness, torpor, torpidity, ennui, lifelessness, sloth, apathy

    “prolonged periods of lassitude which she ascribed to the heat”
    Lassitude is Something to Ponder About.