Jane Bates: Just saying

Jane Bates puts her faith in the proverbial.

Jane Bates puts her faith in the proverbial

Time you wised up, my daughter said, as she gave me a book of proverbs for my birthday. Hang on a minute… but maybe she’s right?

After all, it is much better to get wisdom than gold. I know that now. Experience is the best teacher, and if you refuse to learn you are only hurting yourself.

So I was all agog to take in these ancient pearls and apply them to my working life. It was difficult to imagine how ‘a cursed cow grows short horns’ could make any difference to my role as a nurse, but there were others that hit the nail on the head.

If one of your colleagues offers to make you a cup of tea, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. A friend in need is a friend indeed.


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