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Coincidence or Fate?

I’m going to relate a few happenings and you as the reader can decide whether it is a coincidence or fate.

A young man 20 years of age or perhaps younger met an older man at a party and they started hanging out and sharing a drink or two together. In the conversation the younger man asked the older man if he had daughters. The older man then told him, “In fact, I have two daughters.” The younger man’s response was, “I hope you don’t mind if I marry one of them.” The young man received a chuckle from the older man and agreed to this thought spoken out loud and presented in jest. A few years later the older man and his family moved into the same area where the younger man lived with the drunken conversation long forgotten, especially by the older man.

The daughters of the older man were travelling on a bus together when one of his daughters noticed a young man on the bus that she admired. She then pointed out to her sister that in their circle of acquaintances in their new neighbourhood she’ll take him, and that her sister can have the other good looking one that they have just met in their new neighbourhood.

One of the sisters got married many years later to the man she pointed out on that bus that day. Her sister married the young man that was pointed out to her in conversation on the bus that day. It also happens to be the young man that was with the elderly man at the party that day relating in jest how he will marry one of his daughters one day.

Was this meant to be? Today, the one sister is married for 18 years and the other for 25 years.

Do you think that the above happenings are coincidence or fate? Both coincidence and fate are two things that cannot be controlled by humans. The key difference between coincidence and fate is that coincidence is accidental and unplanned whereas fate is considered to be predetermined or planned (by a divine power).

On this day 25 years ago, we saw rain in the clouds, the sun in the sky and the rainbow of hope bringing blessings, happiness and love. Happy 25th anniversary my love.

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My Heart Overflows

My heart overflows with joy

Longing for this feeling to be unending

Satisfied, contented, and so pleased

Fearing that fatigue could ambush

I’m preparing to swap it with zeal

Forcing my heart to beat faster and stronger

I hold on to happiness and wish for no pain

Knowing that sorrow is a reality

I pray for comfort to overshadow

Cheering for calmness, peace, and harmony

I hope that love will drown out anger and hostility

Imagine this world filled with no hate, but kindness

Can you imagine?

Let our hearts be filled with love, leaving no place for hatred.  HensBlooms

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Hope in the Face of Humanity

I see the face of our dear beloved Madiba, the father of our nation, Nelson Mandela. As South Africans we celebrate the former late President Nelson Mandela’s birthday in July. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day. This affords me the opportunity to heed the call to encourage us all to make a difference. As South Africans a call goes out to give 67 minutes of your time to any act of kindness on this day. 

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The Power of Love

This past year had many unexpected  challenges and it certainly had me searching for solutions to my personal situation. I find myself like many others social distancing, wearing masks, sanitising and taking good care of my health to avoid positive test result.  I do however want to be positive in mind,  knowing that it will contribute to good mental health. It is said that love affects our health in so many ways. It contributes to happiness and the euphoric feelings and power of love can improve physical, emotional, and mental health.

I imagine this world a better place, everyone wishing everyone well! I believe like everything else, it starts with me. I have to do and action my thoughts, otherwise it will all be in vain. I start by sending good thoughts and good wishes to everyone today! In doing so I believe this will be returned my way. Besides my personal gain, it can but only create a great, positive ripple effect for everyone. 

What the mind knows the heart don’t always follow but what the heart knows, the mind will do.

With these thoughts I envision…

I envision the Power of Love

That will allow our hearts to overflow with all that’s good

The good that exchange hate for the Power of Love

If we allow love to be the driving force

The driving force that will allow our mind to action 

To action kindness, care and consideration towards others 

I envision there’s really no reason to wait

Choose love and fill our minds with power, the Power of Love

The Power of Love have no boundaries

Give unconditionally and receive boundlessly

Envision and commit the Power of Love into action!

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Just Give a Little Love

Give a little  love

So that you can feel the joy

The joy of living!

Give a little  love

So that you can practice thankfulness

And appreciation for life!

Give a little  love

So that you can encounter kindness

A life of love and kindness is never wasted!

Give a little  love

So that you can feel blessed

To live a life with blessings in abundance!

Whilst writing this poem I thought of the lyrics “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and I was also humming along  to this catchy song. Lyrics by Hal David, sung by Jackie DeShannon and by Dionne Warwick

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No not just for some, but for everyone”

May you all find yourself surrounded by love and experience the joy of giving in return.

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If I Planted a Garden…

I read an article where reference was made to the pandemic as plague daze!  A plague is describe as a contagious bacterial disease, an epidemic disease causing a high rate of mortality. The word daze means, unable to think clearly or act normally due to injury, shock, bewilderment, fatigue, etc. Albert Camus writes: ‘Pestilence is so common, there have been as many plagues in the world as there have been wars, yet plagues and wars always find people equally unprepared. Have you been caught unprepared with the outbreak of this virus?

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What Would Love Do?

Isn’t it lovely when you feel uplifted, great and full of energy? It is not always like this though. We find ourselves doing all sorts of activities and gestures to get to this great feeling of love and happiness. Maybe we can try and create this feeling of upliftment for others and in return we feel their happiness. We can also, in our interaction with others, interact with love. Love is explained as complex. A mix of emotions, behaviours and beliefs associated with strong feelings of affection, protectiveness, warmth, and respect for another person. Certain aspects of life are quite challenging, but what if we could get through it by always considering “what would love do?”