Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.Henry David Thoreau Ecosystems, in many areas of the earth, appear to be resolving certain environmental issues in their own way. In these strange times of Corona pandemic. What does Resolution represent to you? Here is another thought.… Continue reading Resolution When All is Lost
From The Treasury of Proverbs and Epigrams, kindly given to me by LeggyPeggy comes these wisdoms: It may be hard to work, but it must be harder to want.Employment is natures' physician.The confidence of ability is ability. and finally, Learn the luxury of doing good. Counteracting the Negative Feeling pessimistic about the future of the… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Focus in Isolation
In this regular Sunday post, I welcome discussion of traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within their succinct words. Not only do they have an ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age, they may also impart knowledge; a knowledge that is passed to us in much the… Continue reading Sunday Saying -Misinformation and Communication
This week in Australia, there has been many hurtful words slung in the fight for supplies in supermarkets - primarily panic buying on toilet paper. The premise is flawed as we have enough supplies and manufacture it here. But still, folks panic buy a trolley load! Brawls have erupted in the toilet paper isles of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Hurtful words
Weekly Quote "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."-David Brinkley Weekly Proverb If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. — Gambian proverb Resilience A recent article suggests that those who can weather the storms of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Resilience and Success
De liefde kent vlek nog gebrek. When you are in love you do not see any faults or shortcomings. (ie. Love makes you blind)Dutch proverb from from Gerard Oosterman Although it never gets better, the grief that comes with heartache adn loss, does get more manageable with time. Time can be a wonderful great healer.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Heartbreak
Weekly Quote 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. Weekly Proverb "The… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Trees and Doors
A child is like an axe; even if it hurts, you still carry them on your shoulders. Finnish Proverb Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog, now '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.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – The Self
"The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks."Unknown Many of us want to be right! We think we are right. We try to be right. We even try to convince others that we are right. It may be because it elevates our social status, or… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Unhappiness
A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation
Refugees and Journalistic Bias The MOTH and I were discussing the situation of the Tamil Family- the subjects of failed applications for refugee status, in Australia. This, despite country Queensland being their home of many years and the small community of Biloela wanting, and indeed fighting, to keep them in Australia. Federal court injunctions were… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press
Sometimes we need to treasure the moment before it passes, never to come again.
Mostly anonymous, proverbs and sayings are a portal 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 lived.