Everyone loves a good idiom, don’t they?? Hold your horses and i’ll explain. I want to make sure that we’re all on the same page here. Let me just cut to the chase. Here are some of my very favorite idioms and how I feel they relate to the “cause of being charitable”. Stick with me… there’s a method to my madness. 🙂
Charity Begins At Home:
Before you attend to other people, make sure the people closest to you don’t need you. Don’t overlook what’s right in front of you. Be aware of the needs of your family too.
A Blessing In Disguise:
Something good that isn’t recognized at first. We NEED to recognize these blessings and appreciate them. Then we need to share.
A Drop in the Bucket:
A very small part of something big or whole. If you only have 2 cans of green beans to give to the food drive, that may not seem like much. Many people are like you, though and if they all contribute 2 cans, that drop could fill an ocean!
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine:
When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others. Bad karma some call it. Better to be nice and hope that others will return the favor.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words:
It’s better to actually do something than just talk about it. I think that just about says it all!
All In The Same Boat:
When everyone is facing the same challenges. Life IS challenging. There’s no doubt about it. Realize that you’re not alone in that boat and try not to get seasick.
An Arm And A Leg:
Very expensive. A large amount of money. Well, now, this one doesn’t really relate. But I like it.
A Piece of Cake:
A task that can be accomplished very easily. This is one that we should not use lightly. They also say that ‘if it were easy – they wouldn’t call it work’… BUT there are many easy ways to be charitable. Smile. Say hello to strangers. Give when you can and help out when you’re needed.
At The Drop Of A Hat:
Willing to do something immediately. I absolutely LOVE people who will do things at the drop of a hat. Free spirit.
Back To Square One:
Having to start all over again. I hate it when this happens.
Beat A Dead Horse:
To force an issue that has already ended. Ok. I hate to beat a dead horse. Maybe I should end this blog.
Beating Around The Bush:
Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue. AKA – Keeping things interesting!
Bend Over Backwards:
Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything. Now THIS is a good one!
Barking Up The Wrong Tree:A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve. Yeah… the squirrel’s in the PINE, not the oak.
Stop barking up the wrong tree.
Cut to the Chase:
Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point. My point is, try to find the good inside of you and share it. You can really make a difference in this world.
- Daily Idioms: hypothetical buzzwords (boingboing.net)