Many of you have probably heard of the old adage, "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. I learned at a very young age that life was just easier if you put a smile on your face instead of a scowl when approaching the world. Along with this lesson I learned to let the little things go. If someone did something that could be perceived as rude, I would just flash them a smile and carry on. Someone emailed me recently with the same sentiment, saying, "Being nice to nice people is great, but being nice to those who are not nice to you is how the world becomes better. We should not want to defeat or humiliate those we don't agree with but to win their friendship and understanding. More and more lately in my matchmaking business I've been encountering negative, angry people who cannot understand why they cannot find happiness. I try to work with them to explain that happiness is a choice that they have to make for themselves. Yes, you can control your own outlook on life! You can wake up every day and be a grump or put on a smile and look at life with a cheery perspective.
Definition of Idiomatic Expressions
Her name was Pearle and so, she took her name seriously by dispensing precious lessons on life with short homilies and expressions. I recall this particular one was said to me when I wanted something from my cousin and after a few attempts at asking nicely, I gave up and became more demanding. I can still hear my mother making this statement and me discovering, this time and others, that using a sweet approach rather than a sour one works most of the time. Honey sweet represents anything pleasant that you do to get what you want. Vinegar sour represents anything unpleasant that you do to get what you want. It tells you to use nice methods rather than unkind methods in dealing with other people. This entry was posted in Metaphors , Reactions.
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Ask questions, try to find out as much as you can. As time has gone by I realized that the opinons of others is not important to me and oddly enough those who did not originally approve have had their hearts and minds changed by the love my husband shows me, our daughter, and the members of my family. And his wife is angry and unappreciative and has no idea how difficult his profession is. We are alone for many months at a time.