A story about Otillia and Dale, and their photographer Robbie. As I read Robbie Aspeling’s story about Otillia and Dale, all I could think about was what Edmund Burke wrote in a letter… “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” …and that Robbie had chosen to do something, when a beautiful young woman was refused entry into a bridal boutique in Umhlanga.
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We’re doing a *Happy Dance*. 🙂 We reached our goal of a TON of bottleTops. Since our very first depot delivery of 67 kg’s of plastic bottleTops, in our little red Renault Clio… I wondered how long it would take to get to a TON and how many people it would take? It’s been 18 […]
As I walked up our driveway, 13 year old Luke came through the gate, running towards me. He excitedly exclaimed, “Mandy, I haven’t seen you for such a long time!” while throwing his arms around me and giving me a big hug. It’s been six months, and Luke, who struggles with Prader Willis Syndrome […]
On Sunday, we went into the Inanda Valley with Ant and his volunteers from KZN Valley Dogs, who feed the dogs in the valley once a week… on an assignment to find our wheelchair recipient, and hopefully get a photo. Unfortunately, even though we did visit Fiso’s home, he was at Church with his family. […]
There is so much negativity about, and too often we can get caught in a spiral of negative thoughts and feelings, especially when we stay connected through social media. Although I have read this before, as it has been doing the rounds on the internet for years… and the author is unknown, it’s inspiring and uplifting so […]
I choose… to live by choice, not by chance… to make changes, not excuses, to be motivated, not manipulated, to be useful, not used, to excel, not to compete. I choose… self-esteem, not self-pity. I choose… to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others. I choose to be me. I choose […]
These Women are the reason our world is a better place. Thank-you to the Women of the Kloof Women’s Institute, for all you do… and more importantly how well you serve, with love, compassion and care… and lots of cheerful laughter and joy, it was a memorable experience to share the morning with you… and I hope the first of many.
According to Google and Wiki there are about 57.7 million people living in South Africa, and about half of those are women. That’s about 28.9 million women living in our country. We recently asked our Women of Worth what they spend on sanitary pads and tampons a month, and the average amount was R120.00 per […]
“The hardest decision in life is deciding whether to “walk away” or “try harder”. I’ve spent a lot of time this month thinking about that… and how true it is. I’m the die hard, “try harder” person, and I’m actually ok with that, because when I do choose to walk away, most of the time… […]