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We are blessedĀ 

They say that the most valuable gift you can give somebody is your time and I concur! 
Saturday Amy and I spent the day with work colleagues at the Durban child and youth care center. What an amazing and humbling experience! Thanks to our employer : Discovery Health, for being such a great force for social good! 



We tend to take so many things for granted and this became apparent to me when I was calling the kids to receive their gifts…I don’t know if it was their  excitement and impatient tendacy of ripping apart the wrapping, their eyes that widend and brightened up or their yells “aunty come see what I got (aunty? I know right, felt so oldšŸ˜­) that warmed by heart. 


It became even more apparent to me when we actually sat down and spoke with some of the older kids and listened to their life stories and also when we played, danced with and loved the littler ones… these kids literally have the “survivor of the toughest” outlook on life at such a young age.


…And then I wondered to myself: who gives us the right to complain about steak that’s not cooked properly? Or water that’s not room temperature. lol, and these kids are grateful for just the morning you sacrificed to be with them. We need to catch a wake up!

The one thing that intrigued me was that even with their struggles, they laughed and loved whole heartedly and sincerely and were so grateful and content.

I once again got my reality check. I once again looked at my life and realized how blessed I am and how grateful I should be for the things and people and connections that I have in life. 

If I can change the situation for Atleast one of these kids, I will be fulfilled! 2016 has been great because it is the year that I started making an effort to give back but 2017 is the year that I will make a more conscious effort to giving back to the community especially the kids; through my time. 

I have just 10 days left to visit Miks grave, with mixed emotions, this has just made me realize that even his loss was in fact a blessing in disguise… if I had him, I might not have had the time to make a difference in the lives of these kids .

Love and well wishes always

A dear post and warm smile from just an ordinary girl 

community work, personal

The little things: Discovery/ECR big walk edition

What. An.amazing,inspiring,energy-filled,family-matters sunday morning in KZN. . .

* thought i died or something? Cant get rid of me that easily * 😂

Its been super long since i’ve last posted. N whilst i thought things couldnt get any worse medically in my last post, they actually got loads worse! 2 hospital admissions amounting to a total of 11 days…but thats a story for another day!.

This morning My family and I, and many others, volunteered at one of the refreshing stations of the Discovery & ECR big walk.

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#Mum&Dad#Sissy#Nieces#Me

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#DiscoveryStaff&Family#Volunteers

For the most part of the morning we chilled, we had a ECR station set-up by us so we were grooving waiting for the ambitious,brave participants to come so we could cheer them on. And boy did we cheer them onnn! Its about 3 hours since and i literally have no voice.

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#TheECRCrew#RefreshingStation

People of all ages, literally, from kids as lil as gawsh a few months on their strollers to folk over 80 year olds ( felt so ashamed watching them lol) .
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Folks of all races
Joining together and walking theĀ  streets of Durban. What a beautiful sight to witness. The unity. The couples both young and old, the kids making memories and ofcause the #HealthySelfies.

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It was so fulfilling offering these guys their water and receiving their heart-felt thank yous and courageous smiles. People embraced it, they dressed up, dressed down…they came and turrrnnntttt up.
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If you missed out this year, dont make the mistake next year. Its one of the nicest healthy social events to ever be apart of and I salute every single participant. You guys rock awesome.

Some of our amazing participants…

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Love and well wishes always Xxx