My Grandma Says


For over a week a lonely fly has been living in our house. Anyone who has seen him buzzing around says kill it. Oh no! I could not do that, not at this time of the year. In our area, at least in our family the old saying is a fly in fall means money is coming soon.fly

Do I believe that? Really? I must or he would be one dead fly. Another saying my grandma used to say was, you are still wet behind the ears. She was actually trying to tell us that we were too young to do or say what our intentions were.ear

I decided to look up what other people say in their area. Here is what I discovered.

An Arabic proverb says; A chameleon does not leave his tree until he is sure of another.meller-chameleon_628_600x450

A Japanese proverb is; A good husband is healthy and absent.bachelor

An African proverb is; A stranger has big eyes but sees nothing.big eyes

A Persian proverb is; A bad wound heals but a bad word doesn’t.wound

A Greek Proverb is; A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.mind

A Hebrew proverb is; Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born of another time.clock

An Italian proverb is; A beetle is a beauty in the eyes of his mother.green bug 3

Isn’t it interesting what different areas of the world believe? I guess I am no different in letting the fly live.

 

My Spirit Soars


God, the Father watches us all everywhere.

God, the Father watches us all everywhere. (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009)

I want to rid my world of pain

And throw it to the seas

I want to go back to childhood

And be all that was naturally me.

I don’t want to carry any extra loads

It tends to weigh me down

I want to run and skip around

Hearing songs are the only sounds.

We are not promised easy lives

There are challenges every day

We can pile these upon our back

Or choose to follow God’s way.

We can not live each others lives

We can not force our ways

I have to accept that God is in charge

All we be settled on Judgement Day.

I feel that I have always followed God

But have tried to do things my way

Now today I go on bended knee

And renew my faith with thee.

I will look to God for more guidance

I will listen for his voice to speak

I will pray for others that are hurting

I will visit with those who seek.

If I practice all that I have said

And continue to love and care

I will not have the time nor place

To be the target for others to share.