Monday, August 29, 2011

Djembe Cape Town: Fun Walk

Djembe Cape Town: Fun Walk: There is a fun walk on the 3rd of September. It is a walk to raise funds for Pietermaritzburg Assist. They are a non profit organization ai...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Personality types

After finding out that I am an NF personality type, that didn't really come as a surprise. I have always been an enthusiast and the description of it is 100% accurate. I am an idealist. ..

Follow this LINK to find out your personality type.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The word Serendipity

I requested on Facebook for words as inspiration for my book. The first suggestion was the word, Serendipity. It's not a word easily understood. The more I look into the word, the more I see that my life has actually been based on it. Pieces of the puzzle come together. In hindsight, you always see the serendipity of it. I still need to gain real understanding of the word and I have quite a lot of investigating to do but thanks to my brother for giving me a word, I have something to learn.

The meaning of it: A very good coincidence, often leading to something really awesome.
It was serendipity that I put one quarter in the gumball machine and three came out. :-)

It's about happy discoveries along the way. Knowing that the journey you are on has a way of bringing events to you that you never really planned for, life has a purpose, there are parts of your life that have meaning and life will show you if you are open to it. When you look at life through serendipitous eyes, life seems to unveil great mysteries. Life is beautiful but your mind, soul and body must see it that way. You have to be in agreement and align yourself to the right kind of thinking to have a life filled with serendipity! That is my life. My husband cannot take it sometimes because so many good things continually come to me. Even if I am playing a computer game, by "luck" I'll beat him without a flicker because part of me knows that serendipity is on my side. I am very fortunate. Everything around me is a blessing. Even the hard times have a sweet serendipity to it, everything is meant to be and a lot of it starts with belief systems in your mind. 

See your life as exciting and exciting things will happen. You have to open your mind to it. It's my new favourite word. I have three favourite words: Namaste being my first! 
Desiderata being my second and Serendipity is my third favourite word. There is power in all those three words, live by them and soar!

Your life is valuable. When you see the value in everything, in every experience, everything changes. Loving the joyride people, I am simply loving it!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Laws of Attraction

Gravity is a law. You cannot defy gravity. An aeroplane can defy gravity because it works with aerodynamics. Thing is, there are certain laws that we can live by in order to live a fulfilling life. The thoughts you think today determine your tomorrow. The mind is powerful and when it has an idea, the universe sets it into place.  When you say or think to yourself, “it will never happen.” you are creating your outcome! The direct subconscious and conscious thoughts you have will result in manifestation of that particular outcome.

How do I shift my brain into positive thinking? That’ s easy, you know the saying, garbage in, garbage out – well that pretty much sums it up. If you watch the news, you’re going to feel negative, if you allow someone to give you bad news, it’s going to get into your head. I don’t watch television and I make a conscious effort to read positive quotes daily! I listen to music that makes me happy and peaceful and I spend time with the people I love and over time your brain has a paradigm shift to the positive and you start seeing the results manifest in your life. If you want further information regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will guide you to the correct people who specialise in this field. As a man thinketh, so is he. You are your thoughts, what are you thinking about today?


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

--- Max Ehrmann, 1927

What your child needs to hear from you.

The other day my son said something magnificent:
Quotes from Travis Westman (my 9yr old son) "Mom, look here, I am the first person to jump off this big hill! Now put that on Facebook!" ... "Mom, I was put on this earth for a reason, it's something big but I don't know what it is, maybe i'll be seriously rich one day, I don't know but it's really big! I know it!" Bless him 100 times over him to bits! He teaches me daily! Another thing he once told me "mom, we all have a good side and a bad side but we must choose which side we want to be on." "There is a right side and a wrong side" "choose the right side" in all of this, I know why he was put on this earth, he is my angel!

You need to learn from your children. Your children are wiser than you think because they are a lot more open minded than adults. As we get older, we forget the truth. We forget how special we are and we forget the role we play in life. As children, we trust! As adults, we fear. It's time to open your mind and fear less! 
Your child needs to be reminded daily how special he or she is. They need to be told that dreams are real, that the impossible is actually possible and that they are powerful if their minds can believe it. Look at the story of Mark Shuttleworth, as a child, his dream was to fly to the moon, everyone laughed at him, yet he believed in himself. He never stopped believing, regardless of the circumstance, regardless of the opposition he received from peers, he pressed onto his goal and he was the first man to buy a ticket to the moon!

Give them daily affirmations, talk to them continually. Tell them to shut their teachers up if the teacher belittles him or her. The teachers that tell your child anything negative are not teachers at all! One great thing that I know that I am doing right is the ability to always speak good things over my son, that he can be aware of his role in life and see life as beautiful. You will raise a very stable, confident adult who will and can achieve anything if he or she sets their minds on their dreams! Be the kind of parent that empowers your child for greatness!