Carol Burnett once said: Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett Carol's quote came to mind recently, when I received some strongly-worded criticism in response to a post I'd made, on a social media group. Whether my words were truth or lies, seemed less relevant than the individual opinions… Continue reading How to Deal with Internet Criticism
No one can climb a tree with no branches - Finnish proverb What do you think the underlying message says. Does it refer to the support of friends and family that folk find so essential to personal growth and development? Or, could it refer to the many divergent paths one might consider, or does take… Continue reading Worldly Wisdom
Gode ord skal du hogge i berg, de dårligere i snø.Carve your good words in stone, the bad in snow.Old Norwegian Proverb I do love the way old words of wisdom offer us a way forward when we are stuck in our heads, with thoughts that do us no good at all. Old proverbs offer… Continue reading Criticism and Feeling Positive
"Do you think Frank needs a job?" "No wonder Lucy doesn't present well, her clothes are so old-fashioned." "You should take more care with your car." How often do we hear judgemental comments about others, analysing what folks should or shouldn't do? These comments or suggestions are often negative and critical in nature. Making a… Continue reading Be Less Judgmental
What happens when life takes an unexpected turn and we need something out of reach? Do you pause and think, panic or reach for the phone? Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Necessity makes a Naked Woman Learn How to Spin ~ Danish Proverb Knaegemølle, Denmark What is life if our best-laid plans are not to… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Needs
Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal directly through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak of the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. I invite you to comment on their varied meanings and intentions.
Is this true?The graphic depicts the common stereotypes, but it does not depict the individual who comes with conflicting viewpoints and contradictions.Stereotypes fall in the face of humanity. We human beings are best understood one at a time. Anna QuindlenStereotypes might even be a mind's way of dealing with the infinite complexities of our human personas,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Stereotypicals
Inspiration As it is the start of a brand new Photography Challenge - Friendly Friday , the one that I am co-hosting with Snow, from TheSnowMeltsSomewhere, I felt compelled and indeed, wished, to join in! Here is my photo depicting Inspiration; the prompt for this week. It was hard to choose a photo for the… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Inspiration
You write poetry, you say! Join in and post your poems.
Guilty feelings are different from shameful feelings, although they can overlap. How do you deal with guilt or guilt manipulation by others in your circle? How have you reached acceptance?
September Poetry Prompt - Seasons Write a limerick poem on the change of the season and post on your blog before 28th September. If you live in the Northern hemisphere, write about the onset of Autumn. Those living in the South, including Ineke and Amanda, write about the onset of Spring. A Limerick is… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – September Prompt
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.
This week I present a Native American proverb and several quotes examining emotions and values and prejudice. What is your opinion of the advice inherent in these famous words? Do they give us any guidance for our life? Proverbial Friday at Something to Ponder About