Whether you are a believer or not, one of the proverbs which encourages you to act is this one:
“God helps those who help themselves”
“Aide-toi et le Ciel t’aidera.”
What could this mean … ? Here’s a pretty recent example … But you must have stories of your own.
In wanting to get American health care legislation passed, Nancy Pelosi said “We will go through the gate. If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault it. If that doesn’t work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed.” Jan. 28, 2010.
Have a listen to Pete Seeger’s 1963 Carnegie Hall Concert recording of “We Shall Overcome” or the more recent one !
One very American saying is: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.