Tag: gratitude

  • My parents – Ordinary people who left extraordinary memories

    My parents – Ordinary people who left extraordinary memories

    But through all those years, through all the pain, the restricted mobility and consequently restricted social life, I never heard her complain even once. That is the remarkable thing about both my parents, that they never complained about whatever difficulties they had to face.

  • I can breathe

    I can breathe

    The world is going mad, but not my world. I watch the news. And I am thankful that I am not ‘news’. Can I count the favors of my Lord? What is each one worth? Which of the favors of my Lord will I deny?

  • Give me happiness

    Give me happiness

    Let us carry on the fight. Let us pledge to fight all hatred, all discrimination, all racism, all apartheid, no matter where it exists. All hatred is fire. All fire burns and the result is always ash. Say this loudly, clearly, and always. Say it especially if you are the only one saying it. Because…

  • Attitude of Gratitude

    Attitude of Gratitude

    How many of us are grateful to be reminded of our mortality and that it can and will happen one day, so that we can focus on what is really important in our lives?

  • 20 – 10 – 2020 – 65

    20 – 10 – 2020 – 65

    Today, October 20, 2020, I am sixty-five years old. Ten years ago, on October 20, 2010 when I was fifty-five years old, a friend suggested that I should write about the lessons I had learned in life. So, I wrote a book called, “20-10-2010-55, Fifty-five life lessons.” Today, I decided to tell you one lesson…

  • About Life and Living

    Methuselah lived 986 years and all they said about him was that he died. ~ Francis Behymer One of the classic stances of today is to talk about the ‘sanctity of human life’. I put that phrase in inverted commas because if we look about ourselves at all the millions dying due to deprivation or…