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
Confident people have it easy in life. At least they appear to. Nothing seems to be much of a problem or obstacle to them. But is that self-assurance always confidence or is it a little more complicated than that? Having confidence is not "They will like me"Confidence is I will be Fine if They Don't"Princess… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Confidence
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
You cannot step in the same river twice - Middle Eastern Proverb Can 'change' be a cyclic force, or is it more linear, with a beginning and an end? Weekly Quotes “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” -Ben Franklin Confucius “The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Change
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
Definition of an Ally: - to combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit. Allies or Friends can come in many forms. They might support you at the end of the phone, in person, or just by you knowing that they have your back. They make life easier and more pleasant.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Allies
Several years ago, I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within those succinct few words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, they are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures, and the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. They offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on.
We alone are responsibly for our own happiness. Happiness comes from our own actions.
Christchurch has had more than its fair share of tragedy in recent years. I could this week have written about hate crimes. I could this week have written about prejudice or racism, or vile acts of terror,such as we have seen close to home. There has been much of this already in the media, and… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Courage
This week on Proverbial Friday we are looking at saying on Happiness. What can they tell us? Are they useful suggestions, or glib words?
October Prompt: ~ Write a poem to, or about, your future self. How might you see yourself, or your life, in ten years time. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This prompt is merely a suggestion and you may choose a topic of your liking and still be included in the challenge. Remember to… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – October Reminder
Freedom is a need. I have a cat. People feed this cat; they pet this cat; they give the cat everything he needs. But every time the window is open just a little, he runs away. ~Dalai Lama Freedom is a fundamental need for humans; and controversial in terms of geopolitical refugee issues. We might… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Freedom