Check out this quirky saying from the book of Proverbs:
"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it." Proverbs 15:17
I have never served herbs for dinner...
Or ox, for that matter.
And...I hope I never will.
I guess this saying is useless unless I can translate it into something I can relate to.
Let's see...how about...
"Better is mom in her pajamas at noon where love is than mom in a cute outfit and makeup and hatred with it."
Works for me!