Monday, January 31, 2011

Action + Determination = Success

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself "Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary." (Anthony Robbins)

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. (Anthony Robbins)

Action is the fundamental key to all success (Anthony Robbins)

For years I sat around wishing that I could be as thin as I used to be when I was much younger. But that was all I ever did:- wishing and dreaming. Then I decided to take action. I got off my lazy butt and started walking long distances. Not to the shop or to school or work, but really long distances like 10km. I do this every weekend now. This is my way of getting fit and losing some weight. By the end of 2011 I want to be fit enough to do the annual BIG WALK - My goal is to do the 20km distance.



Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive attitude. (W. Clement Stone)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Prayer is not a spare wheel


  • Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a "steering Wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.
  • Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our Past is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.
  • Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
  • All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don't worry, they can't last long either.
  • Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!
  • Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!"
  • When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
  • A blind person asked Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."
  • When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
  • WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE.
Praying for love and peace to fill this Year.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My rykdom het geen perke

Ek is regtig baie ryk. Hier volg 'n lys van alles wat ek het:
  1. Ek het die Ewige Lewe - Joh 3:16
  2. Ek het vrede wat alle verstand te bowe gaan - Fil 4:7
  3. Ek het 'n huis in die hemel - Joh 14:2
  4. Ek het onuitspreeklike vreugde - 1 Pet 1:8
  5. Ek het liefde wat nie vergaan nie - 1 Kor 13:8
  6. Ek het 'n gesonde en gehoorsame kind - Ex 20:12
  7. Ek het goeie en betroubare vriende - Spr 18:24
  8. Ek het liedere in die nag - Ps 42:9
  9. Ek het die kroon van die lewe - Jak 1:12
  10. En die beste van als is, my rykdom is nie belasbaar nie

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jealousy makes you nasty

A few months ago I received a SMS from someone that calls herself a "friend" where she told me that I deserve everything that comes my way. And she did not mean it in a nice way.
So I decided, to prove her totally wrong. I continued with my day to day life. I cut myself off from people that pretend to be "friends". And ever since then my life just got better day by day.
I am a happier person.
I am more care-free in spite of my own everyday battles.
I started doing things differently and it turned out to be to my advantage.
When people around me are negative, I switch myself off from them.
I was told in the past that I am not capable of this or that, and I proved myself capable of much more.
Don't tell me that I can't do something, because my answer will be "Watch this space".
I am still the same person, I only chose to do things differently.
I am at peace not only with myself, but within myself.
But the bitterness of jealous people will probably always come knocking at my door.
People just cannot handle the fact that I am becoming a stronger and happier person.
They see me happy and they get jealous, then they try stunts like today, just to try and break my spirit.
Oops! It ain't gonna happen, sorry.....
I am sooooo over my past life and all the unhappiness.
I am moving forward to bigger and better things.
All because I chose to do things differently.
I no longer do what I am told.
I question everything that people tell me to do. (Why, what's in it for you?????)
I refuse to let anyone stand in my way to a happier life.
It is my life and if people don't like what they see, then they must not look my way.
I have come a long way from where I used to be to where I am now.
I used to be weak - now I am stronger. (Not strong, just stronger than what I used to be)
There is this cool line that I saw one day : "Sticks and stones don't break my bones."
That's me, you might bruise me slightly, but you won't break me.

I'm feeling so blessed

Im laying here in bed listening to the wind and rain outside.
And I realize how blessed I am to be able to hear these small things. Many people are able to hear but they dont listen while there are deaf people that would give anything just to be able to hear and listen.
There are people that can see but they dont look while there are blind people wishing that they could see just one sunset and be able to fully appreciate the beauty of God's creation.
We don't always appreciate what we already have and still we want more.
Think of how it must feel for someone diagnosed with cancer. Will that person still be around next year to sit and watch the sun come out. See his children and wife and how happy they are.
What we would not give just to be healthy and happy and feel blessed.
I can only pray that our friend will recover and live on to be a survivor.
I've lost too many good people in my life to cancer. Please let there be one survivor.
I can only thank God for my health. Might not be perfect health but I am not sick.
May God bless all my family, friends and crazy colleagues.
Life is after all what we make of it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Choose LIFE!!!

He said, “I have set before you life and death ...
choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Fear is in the category of death,
faith and progress fills us with life.
It is your choice, and I believe you will make the right one!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Some of the things I've learned in the past year

... and this is in no particular order...

Wine is good for the soul  (enjoy as much of it as possible)
Discovering something "new" is a good thing
Surprises are good (unless it's cancer)
Ironing is for the birds (and I ain't no bird)
The meaning of life is ... the amount of  MEANING that you put into life
The people I work with are pretty interesting
People will dissappoint you no matter what (deal with it and get over it)
Change is a constant (nothing ever stays the same forever)
Even Peter Pan has to grow up...  (.... eventually....)
People will try to keep up with the Jones's just to fall flat on their face because they could not keep up with the payments. (Eish - and it was such a nice Mercedez)
I think I've been pretty close to an emotional meltdown a couple of times this year.
At times I just felt completely emotionally detached and at times it felt like my heart was just bleeding empty.
So..... I'm glad it is 2011! Finally!
I have litterally turned over a new leaf.
I am  starting over and I'm doing it my way.
I have officially started my 4 year action plan (two weeks ago)
And don't ask me why, I'm doing it because I CAN.
I have never and I will never dance to anyone else's tune.
If you want me to be your little "puppet-on-a-string", I've got news for you.
This year I am going all the way to get what I want, when I want it and as much of it as I want.
I am responsible for my own success, no-one else is.
Now for those that know me well enough (I hope), my plan does not involve any world domination.
My plan includes finding myself (yip, I lost myself somehow), finding direction (GPS does not apply here), finding the guts and then finding the time - all with the express purpose of getting myself somewhere flippen better than here (in 4 year's time).
Oh, and another thing, I've managed to find my stomach muscles after years of hiding and inactivity (I still can't see them, but I can sure as HELL feel them. I thought I have lost them years ago when I lost myself.
Yip, Like sands through the hour glass, so is the days of our lives.
Now why does that sound strangely familiar? Oh well, seems like I lost my mind as well amongst other things mentioned above.
So, it's time for me to call it a day.
TGIF! The weekend is here and I have things to do and places to be.
But don't worry friends, I'll be back soon.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sharing the Love

3 Verses I would like to share

Proverbs 3:6
In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


2011 is 'n spesiale jaar
Dit sal net eenkeer in 'n leeftyd gebeur.

en 10 dae later 11/1/11
10 maande later 1/11/11
en nog 10 dae later 11/11/11

Mag elke een hierdie fantastiese jaar ten volle geniet.

Let me...

"Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the smiling of my pain,
but for the heart to conquer it."
(Rabindranath Tagore)

Sunday, January 2, 2011



Everyone says love hurts, but it isnt true.
Loneliness  hurts.
Rejection hurts.
Losing someone hurts.
Envy hurts.
Everyone gets these things confused with love,
but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers
up all pain and makes someone feel wonderfull again.
Love is the only thing in this world that.....
does not hurt.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lovely quotes



A New Year's Prayer

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
     and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

Time for New Beginnings

"This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.
As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,
Remember each experience for the good that has come of it
    and for the knowledge you have gained.
Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.
Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.
Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.
Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings
    and the celebration of life."

New Year's Wishes

New Year brings with it new hopes and new oppurtunities to explore. It's like a new sunrise of hope, prosperity and happiness. A new beginning of thoughts, words and actions. A new day of prayers, friends and love. May you be blessed with only good things as you go forward with great hope that all things can be possible.