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The Power of Care


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Love NEVER Fails

Regardless of how deep a hurt, how strong an offense or how distant a heart; applying liberal lashings of love, always heals.

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Give, and it will be given to you


Give 150x138 Give, and it will be given to youA fabulous way to start each day is with the thought of how you can be a blessing to others.

We’re so ‘me-minded’ sometimes that we get caught up in our own little world with all of its self talk and inward focus. Sometimes, when the voices get too loud, the best thing to do is to concentrate elsewhere.

When we consciously take the time to look outside ourselves and do something for someone else, we’ll find that when we give, the immediate result is a smile on our face. And with that smile, the world seems a little lighter.

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VERY Important Person


VIP 112x150 VERY Important PersonI wonder if you truly know how very important you are!

Important to your family. Important to your friends. Important in your workplace and important in the lives of all those you come in contact with every day.

Our experience of life would be totally different if you weren’t around, so stop for a minute and appreciate how very, very important you are!

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Oh, how sweet it is to be loved by you

Filomena Scalise /

pebble heart 150x100 Oh, how sweet it is to be loved by youBe someone’s ‘Baby’

I needed someone to understand my ups and downs, there you were
With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotion
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby (yes I do)

How sweet it is to be loved by you (feel so fine)
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I close my eyes at night
Wondering where would I be without you in my life
Everything I did was just a bore
Everywhere I went it seems I’d been there before
But you brighten up for me all of my days
With a love so sweet in so many ways
I want to stop and thank you baby
I just want to stop and thank you baby (woah, yeah)

How sweet it is to be loved by you (it’s just like sugar sometimes)
How sweet it is to be loved by you

(Woah, yeah)

You were better to me than I was to myself
For me, there’s you and there ain’t nobody else
I want to stop and thank you baby
I just want to stop and thank you baby (woah, yes)

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you (woah, now)
How sweet it is to be loved by you (it’s like jelly, baby, woah now)
How sweet it is to be loved by you (just like honey to the bee babe, yeah now)
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

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A Face like Glass


Doll 100x150 A Face like GlassEach one of deal with emotion in different ways and it’s exactly those differences which make us unique, but it’s also those differences which can make us very frustrated too.

Regardless of the way you, and those around you, deal with hurt and fear there is a common ‘fix’ that works for us all. What is this ‘fix’ you ask? It’s forgiveness!

Whether you let go quickly or you like to sulk for a while, getting the issue off your chest and forgiving is the best way to deal with hurt, offense and fear.

No need to put on a stony face like the model in this picture. Forgive and move on!

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Many hands make light work!


I am one of those people who used to live by theHands 100x150 Many hands make light work! phrase ‘If you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself’. That was my mantra until I worked in a VERY busy environment where it was just not physically possible for me to do it all by myself.

I ran around morning, noon and night and even though I lost a load of weight (yay), I was physically exhausted most of the time.

We were approached to host a large Conference to which hundreds of local leaders would come and it dawned on me that I was actually going to have to involve other people and TRUST them to do a good job (gasp). It was absolutely terrifying to say the least.

Well, through that experience, I learned the power of allowing the gifts and talents that are in other people, to flourish. I was bowled over by the power of appreciation, envisioning and empowering people to show off what they were good at.

I made some amazing friends that year who have gone on to help me host the Conference for 5 years in a row now, all the while teaching and encouraging others to step up and fulfill their potential.

I encourage you to let the special something that is inside every one of us to shine, because when we each bring our unique mix of talent to the table the many hands will truly make light work!

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Respect Your Elders


Elders 150x126 Respect Your EldersI used to hear this phrase over and over and over again as a kid growing up in South Africa. Regardless of race, sex or creed, South Africans generally have a great respect for their elders – it’s embedded into our society.

Those who have been through more of life than we have, have a wealth of experience to share with us. Their triumphs can help us to take an already trod path to success, and their failures can teach us valuable lessons not to repeat.

Take the time to listen to the wisdom of the Elders around you and show them the respect they deserve.

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Who are your friends?


friends 150x63 Who are your friends? I’ve heard the question asked for years and have found the answers I give to be very revealing.

I’ve recently joined a Business Networking group and am finding myself inspired and motivated by these like-minded people who are fast becoming my friends. I’m surrounded by those who are in the same boat that I’m in, have aspirations and dreams that are like mine and are there to support and help each other along the way.

Take a close look at who you have the choice of surrounding yourself with and make sure that they’re walking with you along the path that YOU want to follow.

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The Joy that comes from Giving

Giving a gift

6455336 s 150x100 The Joy that comes from GivingIt’s great when we receive a gift from someone isn’t it? It makes us feel special and thought of, which makes our hearts give a little kick every time.

Take the time to put a smile on someone’s face today by giving them something that you know will bless them. It may be an encouraging word; it may be a helping hand with the washing up;or maybe just giving them a hug if they’ve had a hard day. What about surprising them with a meal, making them a little card or buying them their favourite chocolate?

Whatever you do you’re letting them know that they are special and that you took the time and made the effort to tell them so.

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What’s the difference?


woman vs man buttons Whats the difference?

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Gems – All around you


Gems Gems   All around you

Look at the people around you through new eyes today.

There are gems all around you

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