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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?”