Saturday, December 31, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 44

If you have a friend,
and know her to be loyal,
share your thoughts with her.
Exchange gifts and visit her often.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 43

A man should be faithful to his friends,
and the friends of his friends.
But a man should never be,
a friend to the enemy of his friends.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 42

A man should be faithful to his friends,
and exchange kindness and gifts.
Laugh and have a good time with him,
but if he lies to you, don't feel ashamed to lie in return.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 41

With gifts, shared challenges and family bonds,
friends build stronger relationships.
Those who share in the gifts life has to offer,
may have long lasting relationships.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 40

Many people work very hard to acquire things,
and then forget to enjoy all that they've worked for.
Take pleasure in what you've earned,
while you're still alive to do it.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 39

No woman is too wealthy,
to appreciate being given a gift.
Even the man who has everything,
understands the kindness in a thoughtful present.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 38

Keep your weapons and tools close,
a man should not be without them.
You never know when you leave home,
what difficulties you may face.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 37

Even a little shack of your own is better than none,
at least in your own home you're the master.
A man who has to beg for his meals,
is sure to feel discouraged and heartsick.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 36

Even a little shack of your own is better than none,
at least in your own home you're the master.
Being able to provide for your own needs,
is better than begging in the street.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 35

Don't outstay your welcome,
when visiting friends or family.
You risk going from someone who is admired,
to someone who is loathed and despised.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 34

It seems like a long and arduous journey to visit a person you don't like,
even though he might live next door.
But it's always a pleasure to go and visit a true friend,
even if he's half a world away.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 33

It's a good idea to have something to eat,
before you go to visit friends.
That way you can focus on conversation,
and not preoccupied satisfying your hunger.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 32

Often people tease each other,
although they might not mean any real harm,
such casual insults,
may lead to bitter anger.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 31

The wise man leaves the party,
when people start arguing or slinging insults.
You never know who has enemies,
and what trouble might then ensue.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 30

Don't ridicule another man,
even if he's a friend or family.
Anyone can seem confident,
if they're not the one in the spotlight.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 29

Someone who talks non-stop,
isn't going to win many friends.
Unrestrained blabbering,
can get you into allot of trouble.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 28

A wise man knows
how to ask and answer questions intelligently.
Just remember that whatever is said among men,
is difficult to conceal or keep secret from others.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 27

When mingling with others,
a man who knows little is best to be silent.
Nobody will know he's a fool,
unless he opens his mouth.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 26

The ignorant fool thinks he knows everything,
when he's safe at home;
He finds he doesn't have much to say,
when questioned by other men.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 25

The fool thinks,
all who laugh with him are friends.
Then he finds in times of need,
none of those men will help him.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 24

The fool thinks,
all who laugh with him are friends.
He doesn't understand,
wiser men are laughing at him.