African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“To get lost is to learn the way.” ~ African Proverb I loved trying new ways to get home when I was a child. It was joy because I got to take in the sights and learn my way by using landmarks. Funny thing is that I taught my children to use landmarks as well….

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Parents give birth to the body of their children, but not always to their characters” ~ African Proverb As a parent, there were a few things that came to the surface when I read this proverb. When birthing something new we do not know how it will react to the world or how the world…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

” The creator has created lands with lakes and rivers for man to live. And the desert so that he can find his soul.” ~ #Tuareg proverb On this day I had the opportunity to have my daughter share her interpretation of this proverb. (That warmed my heart so much) Her view is a much different…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“It is the grass that suffers when elephants fight.” ~ Kenyan Proverb You are powerful! This Kenyan proverb was a reminder of the power we have and how that power affects every place that we tread. While elephants may not have the ability to be aware of their effects on the grass, as humans we…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Those who are absent are always wrong.”  #Congolese proverb Wow! The push we need to understand the value in our presence. Your presence is an act of love, support, and empowerment. It is the deliberate intention that creates a euphoric feeling of understanding. That is something that we need even more with all of the things…