The other day I stumbled across proverbs and wise sayings reported to be from several different countries. Some are funny, some sad. All are thought-provoking in their own way. It’s interesting, also, the way a similar idea surfaces in different cultures, often using a slightly different metaphor. Since “A” comes first in the alphabet, we’ll start with African Proverbs. I have thoroughly enjoyed every trip to Africa, especially getting to experience Victoria Falls—something that was on my bucket list since I was a little girl.
· If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never spent the night with a mosquito
· A family is like a forest: when you are outside it is dense; when you are inside you see that each tree has its place
· A happy man marries the one he loves; a happier man loves the one he marries