I love proverbs~ especially the cut-to-the-chase Irish variety.
I sat and read several on the Irish Abroad website, which is where I always seem to end up for anything Irish, while planning out our celebration meal today. I recognized many of them, having never known where they originated.
I’ve been told I have a little Irish in my family blood line – and usually in reference to my stubbornness and fierce independence. If that is Irish, then I be proud. People with lupus have also been tagged as Type-A or, as a friend of mine refers to herself as “Type-P” for proud. Well, I found a proverb that fits that perfectly~
It is a hard task to comfort the proud.
In fact, there were many of them on the list that could easily apply to me and my relationship with lupus, such as:
For what cannot be cured, patience is best.
No matter how tall your grandfather was, you have to do your own growing.
Patience can conquer destiny.
The full stomach does not understand the empty one.
Time is a good story-teller.
Trouble hates nothing as much as a smile.
You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
There, that one fits me to a tee, today. There are days when I think… and think… and re-think to figure out a problem, not realizing that there are some challenges best brought out into the light of day to make any progress.
What is your favorite Irish proverb or blessing…and how does it apply to your lupus?
May Joy and Peace Surround you today~