Give those lemons of life a hard squeeze and you’ll be surprised how much juice you’ve got.
Mama always said to me, baby,
always search inwards first,
as deeply as you can bear to dig in;
‘cos most times
the answers we scurry around to find
lies latent within us.
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Never say that someone held you back from becoming who you want to be. They can only try to hinder your steps ‘cos the only person you become is the person that you choose to be.
A friend and sister blogger invited me for the three quote challenge and I would like to share some African proverbs with you. Thank you OBA for this auspicious opportunity. I like it.
Back then in my place, our grandparents and parents told us tales or rebuked us with words laced with lots of proverbs, adages and idioms that we had no idea what they meant.
Sometimes, they will ask you to go and figure out a sensible answer for a proverb as part of your punishment, then you would perambulate from one adult to another trying to repeat the proverb and get its meaning.
These adults had a way of knowing that you had misbehaved so your journey got a little trickier and arduous but it was a lesson well taught in a lot of instances.
So I leave you with today’s proverb:
”A man doesn’t go far from where his corn is roasting.”
Now picture me going up and down asking another adult to tell me where the corn is roasting 🙂
I would like to invite 3 gentlemen bloggers in the house to give us their quotes.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha