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The Sunny Side of the Alps
The photos on this page are from Slovenia, which is situated between Italy,
Austria, Hungary and Croatia.  It's a country of majestic Alpine beauty in
the north, peaceful rolling hills and green plains in the south and clear,
blue- and turquoise-colored lakes throughout.
Since it's smaller than the state of New Jersey, I was concerned that I might
not find enough scenic photographs to complete a page.  The exact opposite
turned out to be true.  I found so many excellent pictures that I had to
remove over two dozen in order to keep the page a reasonable size!
One of the subscribers to Friday's Journal lives in Slovenia and she's
written to me about how beautiful her country is.  After putting this
page together, I can certainly agree.
-- Nancy   
I've always loved old proverbs from different countries and
cultures.  I rummaged through cyberspace
and collected
some from a
round the world.  The internet often being
less than reliable, I can't guarantee that they came
places noted, but there are a few that I particularly
like and, regardless of their origin, I hope you will, too.
He who builds according to every man's advice
will have a crooked house.  ~Denmark~
Reading books removes sorrows from the heart.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.  ~Japan~
God grant me a good sword and no use for it.  ~Poland~
If you want to be a leader, be a bridge.  ~Wales~
Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen,
adversity will teach him.  ~Ethiopia~
If you make a habit of buying too many things you don't need,
you will soon be selling things you do.  ~Philippines~
Don't insult the alligator until you've crossed the river.  ~Haiti~
He who gets a reputation as an early riser
can stay in bed until noon.  ~Ireland~
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.  ~Romania~
Listen to what they say about others and you
will know what they say about you.  ~Cuba~
Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.  ~Sweden~
You will learn politeness from the impolite.  ~England~
Better a lie that heals than a truth that wounds.
~Czech Republic~
It is better to begin in the evening than not at all.
There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.  ~France~
Ute Prayer:  Earth, Teach Me

Earth, teach me quiet, as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth, teach me humility, as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth, teach me caring, as mothers nurture their young.
Earth, teach me courage, as the tree that stands alone.
Earth, teach me limitation, as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth, teach me freedom, as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth, teach me to forget myself, as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth, teach me to remember kindness, as dry fields weep with rain.
Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him.
Lower your voice and strengthen your argument.  ~Lebanon~
Beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting.  ~Burma~
A prudent man does not make a goat his gardener.  ~Hungary~
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.  ~China~
The work praises the man.  ~Greece~
Never test the depth of the water with both feet.  ~Croatia~
It's not shameful not to know, but it's shameful not to ask.
He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.  ~Brazil~
Confessed faults are half-mended.  ~Norway~
Need teaches a plan.  ~Ireland~
The obstacle is the path.  ~Tibet~
A kind word is more enduring than wealth.