CHALLENGE YOURSELF: WE HIKE WITH THE SAN … AND A FEW ANCESTORS…

(Note from author: The Shoreline of the San is a hike of not more than 17 km per day at a relaxed pace. By no means the marathon time in which I attempted to complete it. It is well organised and Silent Steps went out of their way to make it a most enjoyable experience.)

1981, 1h00 in the morning… from Kuil’s River to Stellenbosch. Me, in long evening dress, high heels, very cheerful. Hiking!!! Needless to say…. it had nothing to do with any road from Hell to Health!!! With no cell phone, Uber, 911…HAWKS to rescue! My last hike.

Now, a millennium later, my 2nd attempt…. 70 kilometers… Eland’s Bay to Strandfontein… The Shoreline of the San. It was mentioned by a friend… kept haunting me. This is what you need….meditating, clearing your mind, your thoughts… re-organizing life, finding your senses…. Mainly… a battle with yourself!!!Read More

FROM HELL TO HEALTH – THE BATTLES CONQUERED

(Assigned to you – a mother… but so much more…also a woman of extra ordinary strength.)

It’s a steep road… tiresome… and sometimes you just need a breather… look back… revel in each conquest… celebrate your victories… however small.

Because you may have

Been rejected…
Been sad…
Been depressed…
Been angry…
Been bitter…
Had regrets…
Been impoverished…
Been humiliated… embarrassed…
BUT…
You survived
You’re still here!!!
You’re living, breathing, working, caring, loving…
Why??? Because you’re a woman
DIVORCED…Strong…

One of the strongest!!!

Let me take you on a quick walk down memory lane….to where it all began ….some time ago…

You were vulnerable… lost… angry and sad. So very worried. About your future… where you would go… live… be… end-up … the children… single parent… coping… financially, emotionally. A life of minimums… an absent parent… unexpected, unannounced visits…the new step-mother…adjustment… preparing for… drying tears, answering questions…the never-to-return-again…listening to the sobbing at night.

Remember the vast litigation… endless fear… protection orders… maintenance battles… yelling, screaming, abuse… fighting about…furniture, dogs….a life turned upside down!!! Days in court …waiting… waiting.

You’ve came a long way…and conquered mountains!!!
Because you know the difference between –

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape
but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything
but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her
but a woman of strength gives the best in what she does.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in future
but a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes can also be God’s blessings and capitalizes on them.

A strong woman walks sure footedly
but a woman of strength also knows God will catch her when she falls.

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face
but a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey
but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
(By sharon simani)

The UNIVERSE salutes you!!!

This is your song… each of you personifies this Seagull… lost at first…and then…. with unknown strength…. got up… to rise… to soar… above your own expectations…exceeding your own limits… to final victory…

HV.

THE DEVASTATION OF THE EMOTION – “I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH”

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” (Rhett Butler – Gone with the Wind)
In modern language…“Lol..I don’t give a shit!!!” 
Rejection at its best… Undeniably… unmistakably… true.
The message is clear… “I don’t love you. I don’t want you. I don’t need you.
INTERPRETED AS… I’m not good enough…Read More

DIVORCE – The untold truth

A journey from hell to health
Step by Step – Explicitly Told

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