Take this Quiz on Hallmark's "Love on Safari" & Share Your Favorite "Proverb"

Starring:  Lacey Chabert and Jon Cor

Released: 2018

Summary:  When a woman inherits an African wildlife reserve, she travels to her new property, where she meets a ranger determined to save the reserve from being sold.

Image:  Crown Media

This Movie Has Some Great Proverbs

A proverb is a pithy saying that shares a truth or nugget of advice.  Every culture has them.  They are so commonplace and cliche, we quote them in the right circumstances without much thought.

Here are a few top American proverbs:

  • Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
  • Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
  • It's always darkest before the dawn.
  • There are plenty more fish in the sea.
  • The early bird catches the worm.
  • What goes around comes around.
Some might think proverbs are just the language of country bumpkins or old sayings grandma used because they don't necessarily sound educated, but we all use them.  Think you don't?  Then check out this list of common American proverbs, and you might be surprised.

What proverb have you heard used most often in your family?Share it in the comment section!

Because proverbs are so overused, they lose their sparkle, and we take them for granted.  When you hear a proverb from another culture, however, it sounds creative and unusual.

Here are a few proverbs from Love on Safari:

Just because the water's calm doesn't mean there's no crocodiles.  

When Kira (Chabert) plans to meet with Artie Warrington to negotiate a potential deal, Tom (Cor) offers her this piece of advice.  Unless you live in a swampy area of the U.S., most of us don't contend with crocodiles outside of the aquarium.  Geography plays an important role in the creation of proverbs.

To be lost is to learn the way.

Kira isn't just conflicted about what to do with the wildlife reserve she's inherited, but her heart is torn too.  Brad proposes just as she's startled by the feelings she's developing for Tom.  Lwazi shares this nugget of wisdom to encourage her.  Even though this isn't a common saying in America, the meaning is clear and applicable to anyone in a foggy situation.  If you are lost, you have no choice but to figure out your destination and a means to get to there.

Judge not your beauty by the number of people who look at you, but the number of people who smile at you. 

Kira receives this kind word during her birthday celebration on the reserve, and it's one we can all easily grasp.  A good-looking face can turn a lot of heads, but so can an ugly one.  You know how you're judged if someone smiles at you.  Of course, Tom is using this proverb to let Kira know he thinks she's hot, so it's quite a compliment!

As Kira struggles to make the right decisions, she asks Lwazi for more proverbs to help her. 

Even though these African proverbs aren't in the movie, you might find them interesting because they aren't cliche to those outside the African continent:

  • Teeth do not see poverty.
  • Rain beats the leopards skin, but it does not wash out the spots. 
  • A roaring lion kills no game.
  • Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it, chased it.
  • A flea can trouble a lion more than a lion can trouble a flea.

Would You Change Continents?

Some people have wanderlust and are happiest when they are traveling the globe, never settling in one place for too long.  For them, life is a constant adventure.

Others like to be rooted in one permanent location.  They prefer routine and resist change.

Since Kira is always steady as a rock, it's out of character for her to fly to Africa, let alone decide to move there.

What would you do if you were in Kira's shoes?  Take the poll!

Buy the Movie!

If you haven't already added this Hallmark movie to your growing library, you can snag the DVD through Amazon.

One of the best parts about this movie is that it is actually filmed on location in South Africa, so you can experience a safari right from your living room couch.

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