Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog, which morphed into Sunday Sayings. I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Feelings of Enlightenment
Nothing in life is constant. Like the force of the ocean, life fluctuates between a wearing away (negative or sad feelings) and a building up (positives). As corny as it sounds, the way we think does determine our 'world,' our 'present moment.' "If you are willing to appreciate that this moment is far better than… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – The Present Moment
We think of neighbours in concrete terms, in being good or bad, but are they in fact, just varying degrees of different, from ourselves? They lead different lives, they might have different beliefs and traditions, but they are still people, first and foremost. And they make up our community.
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 experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom
Each week I find a thought provoking quote, saying or proverb that makes us think deeply about a particular subject matter. Join me in a hearty discussion. I love comments!
Poetry Writing Tips included below:- Time is almost up for posting poems for the A and I Poetry Challenge for the month of May. Have you written your poem, yet? Post a poem with a linkback to my blog and Ineke's before the 28th May, so I can easily find it and include it in… Continue reading Poetry Writing Tips and May Challenge
This is a simple way to get kids and sometimes adults to think less materialistically, and focus on more abstract topics. A great poetry writing exercise for all.