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Taking Love, Family and Kindness for Granted African Proverbs

Occasionally we all are taken for granted. Igbo African proverbs teaching not to take family, kindness and love for granted. 



African proverbs teaching not to take family, kindness and love for granted.

By no means should anyone take family, kindness and love for granted, they are life's greatest and most fragile gifts. Love is the greatest gift; we can give to one another. Family is the greatest gift given to us. Kindness is the greatest gift we can give to the world.

"The bird with a long beak still cannot peck out anything on its own head." Igbo proverb meaning everybody needs somebody but if you take love, family and kindness for granted, you won't have anybody.


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