Make 2016 a memorable year

How about we make 2016 a year of memorable moments? May we… …be prepared to walk the extra mile with all in need… …take up responsibility instead of making excuses… …see unlimited solutions instead of discussing problems… …put aside our own ideas for the sake of a greater good… …be brave to live our dreams …

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Annerees Weber, Warrior

The thought of one of our warriors who fought a long battle against cancer moving on, freed from all the pain…it just makes one stop to contemplate life… In August Annerees commented on a blog “…ek wil weer al die eer aan ons Hemelse Vader gee sonder Sy krag en genade wat deur my are …

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Chase them fearless and free

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin. Soon the festive season will be in full swing and the new year will be upon us.  Shall we take a moment to reflect…  Did …

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The Gift of Life

For a moment the numbness felt as if impersonating a disturbing scene from a movie.  The doctor’s voice sounded vague.   I could feel the rhythm of my heart changing its beat… This unsteady feeling lasted until treatment was done.   This becomes the normal for those who keep on fighting the uncontrolled divisions of cells. To …

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Wholeness

As the year proceeds we tend to feel overwhelmed and not so energetic any more. However, stories around the country of people allowing the needs of those affected to break their hearts, and serving relentless and without expecting anything in return spur us on again.  The hands and feet of this project around the country …

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Life of a different kind

Many a time there are passers by It seems they always look away Almost a flicker of hope again to die And added is just another gloomy day   I can almost hear the plea as I read the words of this song.  Our lives are filled with beauty, glitz and glamour. Yet, on the …

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Follow your JOY

Sometimes the answer is clear – take a page out of someone else’s book.  When you’re involved in volunteer work and the ‘NGO world’ it is just too easy to lose yourself in giving.  And unfortunately you can give only so much until ‘burn out’ comes knocking on your door… The secret is to look …

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The Pink Picture

Anne Frank said “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world”.  Thousands of volunteers throughout South Africa and Namibia worked around the clock on the Pink Trees for Pauline 2015 initiative to raise funds for their cancer communities.  They did so without avail, not wasting a precious moment …

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A Dedication

‘’Every time I carry you I am stronger than before” A dedication. To the passionate Pink Trees for Pauline people all over South Africa, these words are for you: Pink represents compassion, nurturing and love.  Pink contains the need for action of red and the insight and success of white. The deeper the pink the …

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Story

What a week.  I attended a funeral of a precious and very dear friend.  The journey took me to my hometown filed with storybook tales.  Certain paragraphs of my story made me smile and some made me cry.  At times a tear found its way down my cheek without permission. Some letters in my story …

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