“A silly proverb in my place is “that you should always treat your towel very kindly because the part that wiped your ass today, might wipe your face tomorrow.”“ – JACQUELINE OBYLKAKOCHA
Trust the lovely Jaque from a cooking pot and twistedtales Thoughts and Tales Etc..A Lifestyle Blog with a Zing.
I have been reading some of your lovely Bloggers posts this morning . I have also been feeling a bit not such a happy chappy of late.
So this proverb has some serious truth in it added with Jaque’s signature zing of humour injected into it. I wouldn’t have expected her to leave her mark in being part of my #FollowGreatFootsteps without making sure she made my facial expression contort
I would like to add that perhaps when we clean our cloth make sure we put it on a hotter wash and add a bit more softener- just in case. Better to be safe than sorry, right? 😉
Who doesn’t know this fine lady’s Blog?
She makes up her own quotes. She has inspired me to start doing my own.
She is full of wisdom and has a wicked sense of humour.
She does not come across as a lady who suffers fools gladly.
Actually she she may depends what they add to the pot. 😉
She is hard to pin down and I wouldn’t want to.
I’m going to let this Dame talk for herself. She does it so well.
“I am a gregarious, avid reader, who loves writing and telling stories”
Want a taste of how good she is with the written word?
HERE YOU GO A Poem about Me
She is a mother and a a proud wife to her gentleman of a husband. Her words. She does not stick to doing one thing.
“I am still a child of Evolution, with varied interests ranging from pottery, painting, photography and gazillion stuff that I would like to try out.”
Nigerian born, lives in Dubai. She is bilingual in French and English.
‘Ambitious and Delicious’ should be her spirit totem name.
“I see a story in everything, humorous, serious, life matters, beauty, child rearing or anything that inspires me that we might have in common as humans.”
I’m always liking and commenting on her posts. She has me hooked. I am a loyal fan.
She is a grafter/worker. You will see why.
I am available to work with you on:
Pep-Talks, Motivational speaking
Spaces on my side bar are also available for advert rentals.
Social Media Promotion
“I presently host two blogging challenges that caters for different tastes:
Writing and Photography.”
Dame Jaque is a bit of a party animal. Wild and very welcoming and generous with her monthly spreads.
“At the end of each month, we have a blog bash, that offers the opportunity to meet, greet and mingle with other bloggers new and old.
It’s been a proven success that helps to facilitate better cohesion of bloggers as well as driving your blogs growth.”
Not only are they fun but they are strategic too. You want to appeal to her more business minded self – take a look at her
What can be found here?
Before I reveal all. Let me let you in on a small nugget of information . This Dame has only been Blogging for One year!
Look at how much she has achieved.
This Dame is a lady I look up to. I admire her femaleness. She empowers me as a female, that anything is possible with hard work and a bit of creativity. She is also an incredible support of my own endeavours and a friend.
Don’t be intimidated folks, there is a lot of heart within her.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF MY #FollowGreatFootsteps
Want to take part?
I’m always looking for great quotes so if you have one that is unusual or unique -let me know in the comment sections. I will make sure I post your quote/ folk tale/proverb/ in #FollowGreatFootsteps category and I will send a a direct link to your page
A GREAT WAY TO GET YOUR BLOG A SHOUT OUT TOO!
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Cats sleep a lot, don’t they?
I read somewhere they sleep for like 17-18 hours a day.
What could possibly be going on that they need that amount of sleep to function?
Oh if karma lets me have my way please can I come back as my Tatiana?
This is going to be a short post. I am exhausted but I ain’t no quitter so today I’m linking my love of quotes/idioms/proverbs with zee challenge.
“Let sleeping dogs lie”
Sounds like someone had a bit of forethought and common sense when this idiom sprung up.
I think it actually goes back to Biblical times..
That being said, the Book of Proverbs (26:17) says:
He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.
In other words, the saying “let sleeping dogs lie” has its roots in the Christian Bible.
So what does it mean?
I thought it meant to let things go- don’t hold on to any negative shit.
Turns out I am half right and half wrong.
What it really means is don’t stick your oar in.
Don’t rattle the coffin when there is no need to.
In other words,
Don’t be a fucking trouble maker or all you will get from me and others is a spoon for Christmas.
Leave the pot alone.
I’m going to catch me an early night *yawning*
So want to read some of my books. I have the bed all to myself tonight.
Well, for a bit. My better half is off to his mates house to celebrate a quiet birthday.
So I am going to take the chance to kick back. It’s been a busy day.
I think our earthling friends give brilliant advice. Us humans need to pay more attention.
so -thanks for the tip, Tatiana.
I shall go out of my way to re-enact this wise, firstborn child of mines “chill philosophy “the best that I can.
can’t let my earthling friends down. Not now when I am needed most. 😀
See you next week
I was once told a really interesting short folk-tale. It is perfect for today’s inspiration #FollowGreatFootsteps – although there is a kind of irony in this too.
Why this folk-tale ? Read on.
There is a folk tale about a snake. He was once asked if it could choose would it prefer to have legs.
The snake tried to ponder this – completely mystified by the question.
Finally it spoke:
“No” it said,
“I am what I am”
So yes. We are what we are. A situation is what it it is. lndeed, life is what it is.
THE MESSAGE – We don’t need to wish for something we don’t have
WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS FOLK-TALE?
I posted a personal post yesterday, expecting not much of a response and I have been blown away from all the comments from all of you. It further confirms how important and rewarding it is to be who you are . No masks are needed.
I hope you can see the irony in this this folk -story in connection with #FollowGreatFootsteps in it’s full context 😀
Don’t be shy 😀 Share what makes you tick and makes you think about your own place in this world 🙂 Connect .
One of my favourite mantra’s/ quotes is:
“‘Every cloud,’ says the proverb, ‘has a silver lining,’ and so I did not despair.‘”
So, of course, I was going to get around to researching the symbolism of this mantra.
The moon basked in silvery light is a message of hope – in the darkness there are shades of light -no matter how subtle. We only need a small flicker of light to switch on our hope.
Hope is pretty much how we carry on living in this world of ours. No hope = mere existence. Death even.
It is also a symbol of strength. We often need to summon up great strength from within to grasp onto the concept that hope is a choice.
This is symbolic of a subtle strength. The message here is that we ourselves can be flexible enough to be moulded into something better – but strong enough to keep our core integrity in tact.
What is really interesting to me is where the saying,
‘Always look for the silver lining.’ came from?
Someone once told me that if I can imagine a storm cloud clearing, sometimes the rays from the sunshine behind the cloud like a lamp and can give the cloud an appearance that there is a silver lining around it., this is where the ‘silver lining’ term came from,
So, the idea for this phrase is that when things are looking dreary, there’s always a brighter side; the comparison looks to be drawn from how dark clouds have a brighter side to them: their ‘silver linings.’
This saying was huge in ‘ the great depression’ era. Tons of upbeat songs were written about it. This says a lot about humans capacity to never give up hope, even when the world seems on the brink of an apocalypse.
I read so many things about how humans how humans have lost their humanity but the silver lining in this post and it’s the message is clear:
If we can still hang on to some shred of hope that there is a chance that humanity can still be awakened in even the hardest iron clad of hearts. HUMANITY AND OUR WORLD HAS CHANCE
I shall let the lovely Judy Garland help you to ‘look for the silver lining’ today