African Proverb with Simon Okelo

“One who damages the character of another damages his own” ~ Nigerian Proverb It was in my 20’s that I first heard someone use the term “Be better, not bitter” and it has come up many times throughout my adult years. Let’s be honest, when you are hurt it is difficult at times to be…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Although the snake does not fly, it has caught the bird whose home is in the sky.” ~ Ghanaian Proverb It is not often that we think about a snake catching a bird. Most times it is the other way around with a bird grabbing a snake for it’s meal. That made me pay even…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Love is like a baby; it needs to be treated tenderly” ~ Ethiopian Proverb I think many of us can agree that love is a journey. Whether it is loving yourself or loving someone else, you will be tested and stretched in order to feel and give love. This proverb is a verbal reminder that…

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…