10 Popular Proverbs Redefined

As a child, I grew up in fear mostly because of all the rules I had to follow in school and the punishment I would get if I were to break anyone of them. I belonged to the era when having dirty fingernails in school meant facing the pain of a wooden ruler hitting my defenseless tiny hands. To avoid this kind of punishment and embarrassment I learned to be a "good girl" following all the rules and taking things to heart. Proverbs posted above blackboards that were regularly replaced by new ones provided the guide with which we were to strictly follow in order to remain "good". The manner in which I understood them then, was based on several factors but somehow these proverbs found its way of affecting my sense of worth and my view of the world.

This hub speaks of how I understood these proverbs in my formative years, how I interpreted them in my growing years and how I redefined them in my journey to healing. The more I researched on the origin of the proverbs chosen, the more I was able to put them in proper perspective. It is my hope this could somehow, encourage readers to take extra effort in explaining to children how these common proverbs came about to avoid misconceptions and prevent possible long term harm.


My teachers often used this proverb to motivate students to clean up after class or staying neat at all times. At the tender age of 4 I took it more like a warning -- if we didn't put it to practice then we would be as dirty as hell and would be burned in the fire.

This made me quite fearful. One time after playing with clay and hearing the teacher say clean up, I rushed about keeping things, ran toward the shelf but slipped along the way that I hit my right eyebrow at the edge of the teacher's desk. I held my forehead suppressing a scream to avoid being scolded by my teacher. When I saw the blood on my hands though, I let out a shriek! The teacher panicked as she bent down to look at me and I screamed the more fearing she would punish me. When she comforted me and carried me straight to the infirmary instead, I sighed in relief in between sobs.

As years went by, I saw this proverb in a different light. I thought it to mean that if we remove hatred, bitterness, resentment, doubt, and fear in our hearts and minds then we allow more room for God to work in our lives.

These days, I understand this phrase as a truth. When we are constantly connected with the Divine One we are able to lessen the negativity in our lives if not eradicate it all together and in the process act in a more "godly" manner or "saintly" one, devoid of fear and rich in love.


This was one proverb that often made me feel guilty. I usually had to invent a "sin" I committed when confession day came. You see, it was a requirement for grade school students to go on a monthly confession. I remembered being confused more than once while nervously waiting in line for my turn. I didn't know if I should be honest and say that I didn't commit any sin then face the possibility of being called a liar by the priest or to lie, please the priest and confess to a sin I did not commit so that I could do penance. I normally ended up inventing sin or worst commit sin like stealing a classmate's pencil a few days before confession, so that I could say something honest. I learned to detest this proverb soon enough because of all the guilt it would bring me.

In my "rebellious years" I saw the value of being honest with everything I felt even if it displeased people or made me unpopular. I used this new found understanding in my fight against the atrocities done during the martial law era in the Philippines. I even made it an excuse to intentionally hurt those who thought we were too idealistic or thought it was useless for us to join rallies stopping the demolition of squatter homes in the city.

Today, I use it to illustrate the benefits of being truthful to the self in order to be truthful to others. Honesty helps us become more aware of ourselves. In so doing, helps identify our present state which guides us in deciding actions we ought to take to correct ourselves. Honesty extended to others with love will benefit all parties concerned. Honesty brings forth awareness, builds understanding, resolves conflicts and adds credibility. It IS the best policy.


I was terrified of the fact that I could actually die if I asked too many questions. Cats, I've heard, had 9 lives and I only had one. That only meant the cat asked too many questions to consume all its lives.

I had my ears pinched several occasions by nuns and teachers when they'd catch me talking to my classmates during flag ceremony or forming a line to get to the chapel. Hey, I was just asking if they wanted to play jackstones after school or if they have memorized the five mysteries of the rosary. Nonetheless, hearing teachers blurt out the phrase when we asked too many "whys?" programmed me to stop asking questions. This is one of the reasons why I kept my mouth shut even amidst pain and confusion.

Matter of fact I was meek as a lamb when a teacher decided to punish me for not making my assignment by not letting me eat my peanut butter sandwich during recess. She commanded that I remain in the class alone with her for the whole 15 minutes and be still. I obeyed, holding back tears, trying to be brave, denying my rumbling tummy, as she devoured bread rolls at her desk.

I fooled around with this proverb in my teen years and used it to tease admirers. Some do tease back by adding --- "but satisfaction brings him back". Ooops! -- Too aggressive. Thus, I learned to use it as a shield to thwart possible hurt by speaking the words in the coldest of cold accented with a snobbish look.

These days, I don't use it. Curiosity is part of the learning process. A child learns better from experience. The "whys" of children need not be feared just because we don't have an answer or be rejected out right because we think they're not old enough to understand. Children can be the best teachers if we allow them. The "whys" session can be a good opportunity for adults to learn more about the subject matter in question. Besides, children can give the most profound insights in any topic under the sun if we listen close enough.

Oh, about the teacher who forced me to "fast"? My mom found my untouched sandwich in the bag when I got home and questioned me about it. I softy sobbed as I told her the truth. My dad had the teacher transferred to another section. Gee. I had super parents! (child-like grin)


This proverb didn't help much when I found myself in section B of our grade one class. Our school in the late 1960s assigned students according to final grade average of the past year. The "bright" students belonged to section A and the "dull" ones in section C. Being average was not as satisfying as being in section A. I mean, I wanted to be known as one of the intelligent students and so during recess I found myself mingling with section A students. I don't know why, but it brought about this feeling that I needed to belong with the "right" group.

Only in my teenage years did I understand what it meant. Now I have added an element to explain this proverb further. People with similar interests not simply come together.

We draw people with similar pursuits into our lives. We draw in those who have answers to some questions we seek, those who may need that which we can serve, those who can provide the experience we need for healing to take place. It is WE inviting people into our lives and not US joining them no matter who made the first move, for no one can come into our lives unless we allow them to do so.


I learned to dislike the rich because of this proverb. Getting high scores on my 5th grade formal themes in English suggesting what the rich can do to show more love for the poor and the needy reinforced this prejudice. I found out later that my favorite nun teacher even cited two of my papers in the class of - get this -- section A (!?) saying my insights were excellent! I found that odd. Why didn't she cite it on our section? Oh well, thus I became suspicious of the friendship offered by the rich kids in school. And yet deep inside me I wanted to be richer than them. I shuddered every time these "evil" desires invaded my mind and dispelled of them immediately lest I be damned to hell.

In college this concept became very real for me as I went on exposure and immersion trips to urban poor areas in the city -- all part our socio classes and community outreach programs. I blamed the lack of money being spread out to the ordinary people. I blamed those in power for their failure to provide opportunity to those in need. The next thing I knew, I was out there, with a placard in tow, marching in the streets, calling for justice, joining the many chanting "Makibaka! Huwag Matakot!" (Fight On! Fear Not!).

Now, I take it in the proper context to which it was originally written with lemon on the side. Love of money CAN be a cause of evil activities but I doubt it has its roots on evil. For what then shall we call the act of philanthropists and altruists, of charitable institutions and foundations, of agencies and organizations established to help provide food, shelter, clothing financial assistance and job opportunities to those who need it the most. Money can be an instrument to help fulfill our respective missions in life. We need not fear it.


I struggled putting this into practice. Whenever someone else played with my toys I readily took it away and held on to it like it was my dear life. I didn't care if the other child cried like hell! Pardon me. It's not that my toys were extra ordinary or something but it was given to me, a gift for me, bought for me and therefore they were mine! If other kids destroyed it I would end up owning broken toys or worst be blamed for not taking care of them.

You can therefore, imagine my turmoil whenever my parents asked me to give some of them away for typhoon victims or fire victims or flood victims or earthquake victims. "When will these victims stop taking away my clothes and toys anyway?" my possessive little self asked. I could not figure out what was better about giving and making others happy while I hurt giving away something I received from my parents which they claimed were expressions of their love for me?! Humph. It just didn't feel right.

It was easier to put this into practice in my college year after all I was "rallying" with the poor. Whatever I had I would readily share as I saw myself more fortunate than them being able to attend college and all. Our drama group would conduct theater trainings for free to help the establishment of community theaters in different barrios. This kind of service went on even after college. I felt good giving whatever I could to empower the urban poor by teaching them how to use theater in tackling socio-political issues their community and local government were facing.

Nowadays, I explain this proverb from a different perspective. According to Mother Theresa the greatest poverty of all is the poverty of feeling unloved. I agree. When we give to people that which they require for the moment we are actually giving them more than what meets the eye. We give them a chance to feel hope, a chance to see their value, see their worth, make them feel loved. This, I believe, is the greater part of why it is better to give.


"What else can I do with a cake? Give it to calamity victims again?!" delivered with a quizzical look. In other words, I just couldn't understand what this meant until I reached my adolescent years.

I took it to mean we could never have anything we want and savor it. This fueled my growing negativity. I started to ask crazy questions like..."what's the use of doing good in school then?" Moving on to..." what's the use of graduating with honors then? Further down to ..."what's the use of protesting against a corrupted system then? Burrowing deep to ..."what's the use of living then?" Frustrated and depressed I started living in "victim mode".

Everything in life looked like they were all conniving to deny me a taste of my piece of the cake. "Forced fasting again?!" I declared. "Why?!" was a weekly shout to the heavens with fists raised in protest! Good intentions of people were like a mockery to me. Helping hands were like slaps to my face. Kind words were like jeers to my ears. Goody-two-shoes were hypocrites telling lies of all sorts. You get the picture.

I shake my head in remembering where I was and smile with gratitude in acknowledging my present state. I dare say the proverb in focus no longer holds true for me. I CAN have my cake and SAVOR its smooth, soft, sweet, delicious, delectable, tasty flavor ... of love.


Knock. Who's there? OPPORTUNITY. (casually) Opportunity who? No answer. (curios) Opportunity who? Silence. (irritated) OPPORTUNITY who?!! (realizing) Arrgh! Missed it again by this much!

A similar scene would play around my creative little mind when I overhear my big brothers persuade mom to make certain decisions. Taking the cue from my elder siblings I applied the concept in my race to becoming a "star". I would readily volunteer to sing a song in an acquaintance party at opening of the school year, even if I were the newcomer around. I would join in different categories of literary musical arts competitions from declamations, orations, original song compositions and the like. I represented the school in various competitions of the same nature and usually brought home the bacon as they say.

My adult life was motivated by such proverbs until I burned out. Check on my hub called "Competition or Creation for Success?" to get a better look at my frame of mind then.

At present, I believe "opportunity" never knocks. It doesn't have too. Opportunity of any kind in any way is staring at us. We just fail to recognize it. It may be in the words you are reading now. It could be in the next hub you visit. It may be in the comments you read or the forum you join in. Who knows, it could just be the hubber you interact with constantly or even the hubber you particularly dislike. All we need to do is acknowledge it and opportunity opens its arms to welcome us.


My first encounter with this quote was in an autograph book my classmate asked me to fill out. It was her answer to the question "what is love?" I had this terrible image of how love would look like if its blindness were true. "What a pitiful sight!" my innocent mind cried. The image in my mind, kept on changing through the years. The lessons of love and about love tackled in subjects like Religion, English, Social Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology and Political Science revealed a long list of different kinds of love. I was dumb founded. Many types are indeed "blind", but that is another story.

For now, let me simply state that at present I believe love choosesto be blind for it sees without judgment, without condemnation, without prejudice, and without fear. By doing so, the stage is set for all else to experience love in its purest form.


I was dad's favorite, well, at least before the youngest brother came. We were still eight all in all when he took the time to bring me along - just me and him - to unfamiliar territories like a boxing match - ringside at that, to a barber shop where he'd have my hair cut too after he did and my favorite, the co-pilot's seat in the company plane he flies. I simply loved it when he'd let me "fly" the plane standing on the seat to reach the steering wheel and I'd see all the magnificent formations of clouds outlined by shadows cast by the rays of the sun amidst the soothing blue sky. "Flying" was my favorite time with him.

One day as he was flying five executives to Indonesia they encountered a storm. He decided to turn back toward Zambaonga, Philippines when another storm caught them along the way. That was the last information my dad transmitted on the radio. The good times have ended and I was only 11 years old.

Five countries joined the search conducted along the Basilan Island known to be occupied by some terrorists. Not one body was found. Suspiciously only the landing gear of the plane and some personal belongings were surrendered by fishermen. The company stated that since there were no bodies found it was their policy to wait 7 years before they could proclaim everyone in the plane dead.

For seven years we were hoping against hope that they were still alive. On the seventh year we said our goodbyes to an empty grave and all along I kept asking "why is it a must for all good things to end?"

Now I know better. Good things...... last forever.

I do hope you have found this hub useful in your healing journey as it had in mine. May all the love shared in this community shine forth in your hearts. Be blessed.

Daisy Ba-ad

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BernieQuimpo 8 years ago from Philippines

Great hub, dayzeebee. Thank you for the different takes on common proverbs. We all have a lot to learn from you.

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jezzbb 8 years ago from Philippines

These redefinitions can truly make our lives more meaningful and make the goodness in us come out more dominant in our thoughts, activities and interaction with people. Thanks for these insights.

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I want to hug the little Daisy and tell her I am very proud of her, that she has come a long way from being frightened to seeing more and beyond...and brave enough now to share more of herself. I know that your Dad and Mom (bless their souls) are proud of you too. Here's a great warm loving hug from Little Michelle...(c'mon let's run and play!) hahahah

To more inspirations...keep on. :)

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Bernie i'm glad to hear from you again. Thank you for your comment. Sharing lessons learned bring me joy and knowing people got something out of them brings peace. Godbless

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

bro jezz thank you for all the support you constantly give me. take care

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

little daisy is always happy to get a hug from little michelle  because it means they're ready to explore more beautiful landscapes in the land of the loving! i can never thank you enough ripplemaker. hug back to you.

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

wonderful...wonderful...wonderful...as all your hubs are.  This one was very good...and so sad to hear about your dad:o(...

And I believe children are our angels here on earth...we teach them how to be safe and all the basics...as they teach us to be children again and go back to our simple, honest, caring, forgiving, go with the flow attitudes....The innocence of youth is so inspiring to me...

and as my Alzheimer 88 yr. old mom is now returning to chilhood..I understand better each day the values we are taught from all adults....good or bad...just have to be seperated in our minds.... to do us the best good...

God Bless you my dear  (p.s.  I was a nun for 2 yrs.)  G-Ma :o) hugs

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trish1048 8 years ago

Beautiful hub,,,I too am sorry for your loss.

Thanks for sharing,


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

G-Ma its always a comfort to have you visit my hubs. I admire your zest for life. you inspire me. i bet you'd be my favorite nun if i met you then. hug back.

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Trish what is more beautiful is to find people like you who never fail to show compassion. thank you so much. a hug to you.

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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Wow dayzeebee, this is a wonderful hub you put together for all of us to learn by. I'm just sorry you had to go through so much fear growing up. But look at who you have become because of it and I love you for that.

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trish1048 8 years ago

Awww, thanks dayzeebee, how sweet of you to say that. I've been where you were, so I definitely know the feeling.

Keep writing!


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

you're right dottie, i believe i had to go through all the fear for me to know love. thank you for your constant support. it's people like you that make the whole journey lively. Godbless you more.

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

thanks trish and yes writing we will as ripplemaker and I move to finish our site to share more of God's love. Godbless:)

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Tyhill27 8 years ago from Red Deer, Alberta

My grandmother would be very familiar with this proverbs too, if fact I can remember her telling some of them to me when I was a little child. I have always been fond of wisdom, but never found it until I reached the age of 22. That's when I was lead to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I don't know what it would have been like to go through a very strict legalistic school, because I went through precisely the opposite. Great hub!!

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Tyhill27 i'm sure glad you didn't have to go through the old school culture. being exposed to it during one's formative years takes awhile to shake off. i'm real happy you're finding joy in your walk with Jesus. go and conquer more hearts with God's love.

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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Interesting hub, Dayzee. I'm sorry for all the things you had to go through as a child. I was not raised in a religious environment, so I wasn't subjected to such things. It would seem to me that the best way to remove "hatred, bitterness, resentment, doubt and fear" from our hearts would be to remove religion from our culture.

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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

Many good concepts in life are missused-- good is often used for the reason of evil...it's been that way since man touched the earth, with motivations of self-gain..and sometimes just the love of misery. 

Doesn't mean the good concepts are not true, of great value, and necessary for learning as I believe we are eternal beings, passing through good and evil experiences in the flesh, to greater experiences after this life.  It's the "re-cycling" of life, going from one layer to the next, always progressing. 

At least, that is my belief after much study.  Theology has never harmed me, because I've been guided by "do no harm" and common sense, and healthy inspiration.

I have seen fanaticals..who bring great harm to other individuals in the name of "good."  It's obvious that it is not good.

I think we can definitely have our cake and eat it too, if we are constantly doing things that bake the next cake.  Those emotional deposits allow us to make emotional withdrawals.  To not invest in others, to give little in relationships because it's uncomfortable, or the fear of not getting what you might need back, builds walls around our hearts, and in society. 

I'm grateful for those who trust enough to sacrifice....to give more than they ever hope to receive.  I've received some of that giving in my life, and it's been my emotional paychecks. 

Thank you for a very heartfelt hub.  =)  Keep giving, you are receiving, and we just received from you!!!


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Hey M.  Funny, "Do no harm" is a Wiccan creed.

We must all choose our emotional investments wisely, according to our individual experiences in life... and follow our hearts,

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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

Regardless of the origin, it is one that doctors, foster care, and wise people everywhere follow.  Wisdom is wisdom....

I am always learning where to put my emotions...

Although I made many in my youth, I rarely make an emotional mistake, now. However, I've made many financial ones....o for wise words I would follow there....I always learn, after the fact, and after repeating the same mistake many times.   To err is human and I do frequently.

I don't think religion is the problem, I think being radical is the problem.  Either radically for a belief or against one causes harm.  We sure see that now. 

Still, I have found that when we want emotional withdrawals, and don't seem to find our emotional needs fullfilled we have only to make a few deposits to others, and then we can make the withdrawal we need for ourselves.

Many kids in our home, were emotionally bankrupt. It was when they learned to give, that they filled their own heart in the process.

This doesn't just apply to kids, of course, Ive seen many adult relstionships in the same emotionally overdrawn state, and it goes without saying, tho I will....that it can't be just one making the deposits in a relationship...

This hub made me think of all of this, once again,

I enjoyed the read. =)

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello constant walker and marisuewrites. thank you for your concern and the insights you shared. i respect each of your opinions for it helps me gain more understanding on several areas. my past has contributed to my growth. i look forward to growing more with all of you in this community. all is well.

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Sally's Trove 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

dayzeebee, I am so moved by being able to follow you through this hub down memory lane.  I, too, grew up learning these lessons in a Catholic setting.  Although I did not go to Catholic school, I went to religious classes several times a week for all of my growing years.

From revisiting dirty nails and slapping rulers, to making sins up to confess, to the fear of being killed by my own curiosity, to not for the life of me understanding why anyone should not have a cake and eat it too, I enjoyed my morning's journey with you.

Thank you so much for the vivid pictures of growing up a Catholic girl.  I saw myself in them many of them.

Best regards, Sally

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

sally, i'm glad you enojyed the journey down memory lane. while writing this hub, there were many times i found myself giggling and shaking my head in disbelief with some of the things i ended up thinking and doing during those days. aahh the things we do when we were young..... my best to you too.

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

LOL I remember being really scared going to confession and I would be "struggling" with having to come up with sins. But I'm glad I didn't reached that rulers thing. That would have been terrible for a shy girl like me. I thank God though that I had him as a friend way back. That helped me survive those years:)

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

ripplemaker if not for your friendship with God i would never be able to dicover the Loving God. thank you for opening my eyes to God's abundance!

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monitor 8 years ago from The world.

Thanks for the really interesting hub, dayzeebee. I agree with you that following these proverbs is never easy. Especially #2 with honesty being the best policy. Sometimes you have to be careful with that one but #1 does hold true for a good number of reasons. Great article!

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Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

I agree that this was a wonderful piece, because of your personal experiences. All of the proverbs have great wisdon, but thery are often used unwisely to confuse and control others-- especially children.

The one about money being the root of evil is almost always twisted . . . of course it is supposed to be "the LOVE of money" . Another evil is using good teachings to manipulate others. I can imagine the conflict you must have felt in haaving to do something 'bad' so you would be able to confess. I wonder how many times that has happened?

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thank you for your comments too Mon. it's good to find people sharing their thoughts for it makes the experience richer. see you around.:)

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Rochelle Frank you have such profound statements. i totally agree with your views. As to my "tall tales" act, i believe it happened to many times which led me to think something was wrong with me. I guess adults during those times never realized the psychological effect it could have on children. Glad we've now reached a stage where we are more aware of these things. All is well now. thanks for the concern and sharing your thoughts. take care.:)

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Home 'n Biz Blend 8 years ago from Yarrawonga Park

I have to mull over your spin on these proverbs - sensitively written. Thanks.

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Merilyn, thank you for your comments. i hope to visit your hubs today and learn more. see you around:)

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Die'Dre' 8 years ago from The Great Pacific Northwest

Simply beautiful!

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

hello Die'Dre, thanks for dropping by and commenting. see you around:)

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BizzyMuse 8 years ago from Southern California

I am so glad I found your hub today - a beautiful personal account, filled with wisdom. Thank you for sharing this insightful piece of writing.

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello BizzyMuse. Thank your for your comments. It's great to discover people we can connect with and share the wonderful lessons in life. Godbless;)

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Fashion For Life, glad you could stop by and visit memory lane. May the good things in your life never come to an end. Godbless:)

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LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

I enjoyed this a lot.

Surely, though, it's the "love of money which is the root of all evil", not money itself?

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks LondonGirl I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. Yes, when the fear of not having enough money pushes one to keep it for themselves rather than share it with others then things start to go astray awry. Godbless:)

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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Hi Dayzeebee, I am currently following along in a Proverbs study hub by RGraf on why we should study proverbs and gain wisdom.

I remembered that you wrote this hub "Proverbs Redefined" and was inspired to revisit. It was all very interesting to read again how you understood, interpreted and then redefined these 10 proverbs in your journey to healing.

Your expressions of love are continually blooming! May you be forever blessed!

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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

So many proverbs have been explained with your insights and experiences. I am so blessed to read your life's message. I am so glad I followed Dottie to this hub. It is so important to constantly introspect and evaluate our opinion/beliefs all the time. As they say a flowing river is healthy and stagnant water is dirty. This is such a wonderful hub which helps us to keep evolving all the time.

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Dottie, oh it's so sweet of you to remember this hub. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. Have been occupied with production work the past days and it's nice to come back to find your comments. Thank you for your beautiful words of affirmation. I should check out RGraf's hub too. The love that keeps flowing from you is simply wonderful. Hugs:)

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Countrywomen, I'm glad you followed Dottie too. LOL. I like what you said about the flowing river --- how true indeed. I guess that is the beauty of being open enough to learning new things. We get the chance to constantly redefine the so called facts especially those about our selves. Every event in our life is an opportunity to redefine who we are or what we want to be. Funny thing is -- it is in the most crucial moments when we are able to best redefine ourselves. Thank you for giving me the chance to reflect too. Godbless and a big hug:)

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Philipo thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. It is much appreciated. Be blessed:)

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\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed reading that, and the pictures that went along with it........ You are brilliant at putting the way you feel into words.Brenda x

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Brenda, thank you for taking the time to read and enjoy this hub. I am honored with your comments. Be blessed:)

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spirituality 7 years ago from The Netherlands

Moving. I can so imagine that frightened child, fearful of hell, when all the adults wanted was a clean room... Glad to hear you found your way of dealing with these proverbs.

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Yes, Spirituality, I am really glad I was bale to put these proverbs in proper perspective. Thank you for the visit and the sharing. Blessings to you:)

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hsofyan 7 years ago from Indonesia

Very nice hub!

Thanks for sharing..

Moreover: Spirit more valuable than the ability


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Hsofyan, thank you for sharing your thoughts too. Take care:)



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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks for the comment.:)

purity 7 years ago

wow that was indeed heart rendering.You have really given us a diiferent outlook to not only these proverbs but life as well. The proverbs really define what life is all about and may even give an insight of why we all are living

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Purity, Oh it is an honor to receive such comments. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I pray you continue to be blessed in all ways. Blessings:)

Bishnu Bhandari 7 years ago

oh quiet helpful you all can also find proverb in WWW.


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks for commenting. Blessings:)

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Ambition398 6 years ago

Neat Hubs! LIke your ideas and follow up on them. COol!

kanika  6 years ago

verrrrrrrrrrrrry cool proverbs but i have other books

for proverbs i cant tell that book name that gonna be a secret.

Ambika Gupta 6 years ago

Thnx 4 all such proverbs. They r really GOOD n im going 2 follow dem COOLLLLLLLLYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

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dayzeebee 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hell Kanika dn Ambika Gupta, thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments. Glad you found the proverbs coool:) Take care now and blessings:)

Brady 6 years ago

I was just surfing through discovering new proverbs and came through this!!! This was so inspiring and went to read it all the way,,,,whoooow u have taught me a whole new thing and thank you for that.

Hugs and Kisses to u....

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dayzeebee 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Brady, I sense a tender and sensitive soul in you. Thank you so much for your kind words. Hugs and blessings to you:)

kim cabasan  6 years ago

it so nice.....

i like to read everyday............

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dayzeebee 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Kim, real glad you liked it. See you around:)

sanjay 6 years ago

it was touching !!! dude

buck 6 years ago

the love of money

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dayzeebee 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi sanjay and buck, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Blessings:)

birti 5 years ago

very beautiful and thoughtful proverbs

hari 5 years ago


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dayzeebee 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks Birti and Hari for dropping by and leaving a comment. Blessings:)

shailza 4 years ago

very cool....proverbs dude thanks a lot .they were realy touching and iam going to follow them

lots of love to you


grace del 4 years ago

oh..what a great proverbs at ever time...

Clifford 4 years ago

this was so great !!!

a helping proverbs !!!

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dayzeebee 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello shailza, grace del and Clifford. Thank you for your kind words. Blessings:)

kuvam 4 years ago

gud one and thnk u fr d provers

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dayzeebee 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks too Kuvam. Blessings:)

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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

Awesome hub. It is truly inspiring.

What a wonderful world this would be if we could all learn we can have our cake and savor its smooth, soft, sweet, delicious, delectable, tasty flavor ... of love.

Wise words. Thank you dayzeebee.

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