"Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots around your table.”
Sport, Art and Culture
The children skipping about, clapping tiny hands, screaming at the top of the voices! :-) :-) :-)
Hoe kom raas die kinders?
(Why are these children screaming out loud!)
What are they saying?
Wat (what) is sing song?
(Bafuna ukucula ingoma yabo abayiqambileyo)
(They want to sing their song that they composed. They say they won't wait,
they about to burst through the seams!)
Endless Giggles!!!! (Grandpa can't take the noise!)
We wrote a nice sing song
We don't want to wait
We sing sing!!!
They can't write, but they really wrote this exquisite sing song. *wink* *wink*
I have to share it!
We show off their work, because it glorifies God.
Harmony we honor sport
Tranquility we praise team players
Laughter we uplift nations
Through Sport, Art and Culture
Joy we salute cooperation
For what unites us Is richer than what divides us
We love our neighbour as we love ourselves, thus;
"We learn to look lightly at what the ego has made. Holding the hand of one who sees
truly - Jesus, Ramana, the Holy Spirit, our Father........we look with and through their
eyes of only Love. Illusion evaporates. And joy and great gratitude arise as we come to
see yet once again, how incredibly invulnerable, untouchable, immortal we are in truth." Vibrant Heart
Agility of body movement
Beauty of well formed bodies
Sport, an art, free and available to all
But we know that poverty stricken
Human beings are deprived even this activity that brings people together
Reach out to your neighbor
Do it now!
Its doest take much
You simply share what you have
We are all in a position to give
Thus change our world for the better!
Deepak Chopra says
The deepest nurturing you can give your child is spiritual nurturing.
"I am not talking about forcing hard-and-fast rules on your children, the way we teach them to be good or risk being punished. Each of the Seven Spiritual Laws should be conveyed not as a rule or rigid precept but as your own way of looking at life. As a parent, you will teach much more effectively by who you are, not what you say. This itself is part of the spiritual perspective.
Every child had a spiritual life already. This is because every child is born into the field of infinite creativity and pure awareness that is spirit. But not every child knows that this is true. Spirit must be cultivated; it must be nourished and encouraged. If it is, then a child's innocent spirit grows up to be strong enough to withstand the harsh realities of an often unspiritual world.
Loosing touch with spirit does nothing to the infinite field creativity, which is beyond harm, but it can do much to damage a person's chances in life. With spirit we are all children of the cosmos; without it we are orphaned and set adrift.
Let's take an example. The seventh law says,
"You are here for a reason."
A child's reason for being here can be put in simple, everyday terms, such as
How did I make a difference today?
What talent did I uncover?
What came to me--- a gift, a lesson, a beautiful experience---that made me feel special?
What did I do to make someone else feel special?
These are all simple variations on the basic question Why am I here. We all asked that question as children and only quit asking it because we felt that our parents and teachers didn't really have an answer.
A child who has not learned to look for meaning in simple ways will one day have to try to find a purpose in life under much more difficult circumstances..."
Take a look at this;
Prince Harry shares George the Poet poem for World AIDS Day
The poem titled "We Can Fight" was written for Sentebale's opening of the 'Mamohato Children's Centre, Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho on Thursday 26th November, the first purpose-built children's camp in Lesotho to support young people coming to terms with living with HIV.
"It was Prince William's brainstorm for her (Lady Di) to auction off her old gowns for charity in New York, and Diana loved the notion." He was a baby and could hardly write his name, Ubuntu inbred! This is how God works.
"Didn't you know that He put perfect praise in the mouth of babies and sucklings?"
"Following his parents' examples, William took interest in various causes from a relatively early age in his mother's charitable work with HIV/AIDS aid and prevention, and the Prince of Wales' work with the natural environment and the inner-city disadvantaged, directed William into those areas. He also showed a desire to focus on the needy in Africa, sometimes working with his brother's charity, Sentebale."
William became aware of HIV/AIDS in the mid-1990s, when his mother began to take her two sons to visit shelters and clinics for those suffering from the disease. In January 2005, William and his brother volunteered at a British Red Cross aid distribution centre to pack emergency supplies for countries that were affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Later, in September, William granted his patronage to Centrepoint, a charity that assists the homeless. During the period when his mother had been patron of Centrepoint, he had accompanied her on visits to its headquarters and projects.
William also worked in the children's unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital for two days of work experience in 2005, as well as helping out in the medical research, catering, and fund raising departments. The same year, he spent two weeks in North Wales with a mountain rescue team. In May 2007, William became patron of both organisations (his mother had also previously been patron of the Royal Marsden Hospital) and he became attracted to Mountain Rescue England and Wales in order to, in his words, "highlight and celebrate the vital, selfless and courageous work of our mountain rescue organisations"."
Children are great at giving
They lovely and so compassionate
And they enjoy giving
They are extremely inspirational
I speak as one who has taught them
One who has exhibited for them
But what I received from them
Is far greater than what I taught them
Now you see its easy
Everyone has a role to play
When you neglect your role
Then masters of destruction are quick
To blame the past, find fault and point fingers
Cut it out!
Your lies aren't working!
You simply fooling yourself
And you throw yourself in the rubbish bin
For being destructive!
Then people watch in disbelief
Others laugh, because they can't decipher what your true colors are
They gasp in disbelief
And maybe say
Yhu those beautiful people
Who are so rich
Only to realize the heart needs
A whole lot of scrubbing
Well, its never too late
Only if you truly want change
Beauty and loveliness is guaranteed
Are you allowing identity crisis to stand in your way?
Double standards, living in the closet?
Don't let your problems be our problems
Ultimately its about your joy, your well being
Your family and your friends
Who's well being is distorted because of you!
"The joy of Being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person, or event—through anything that happens. That joy cannot come to you—ever. It emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are.” – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
Happy New Year.
Sweetness and God's deepest blessings to all.
Ahhh Ngonyama yakwantu
Sicaka senkosi esiphantsi
Zange bakhathale ngawe
Zange bakunike elona yeza lempilo yakho
Yonk' idoda inelayo iyeza
Angakho onke amanye
Ladalwa yiNgcwele yeNgcwele
Phambi kokuba zibekho zonke izinto
Umyezo ongcwalisekileyo wase Eden
Kodwa bakuvimba wena kanye lento ibaphe ubomi, injabulo nemincili
They know that
Those who love fiercely
Still they didn't care
Kodwa NguThixo yedwa owaziyo
Why would they not tell you the greatest news about how God supported your mission of
Reconciling all Nations and building a solid foundation for your country
A 19 year old shows up and swiftly soften hearts of Afrikaners
She effortlessly grabs heart and soul of the enemy
She grabs Headlines in their newspaper
They write about her in their language Afrikaans
She moves your mission forward at the very moment that the commissioners were feeling discouraged because white South Africans were not cooperating.
Still they keep this from you Madiba
They deprive you your heart's desire Mr President
They were all employed by you, surely they must have know that you would want to know how God was with you in your mission of love! Still they keep this from you. Why?
Don't worry Khulu, Mtheb' omhle
that was God's way of saying
Well Done my dearest beloved, my faithful servant, now you may rest in the presence of your Lord.
The very people you trusted
You gave them your love
You gave them your soul
You laid down your life for them
But it was not reciprocated
Perhaps its easy for me to feel your pain, because I have been in your shoes
The very first time my family saw me crying was during my TRC testimony
Ohhh she's always so strong
We didn't know???
Is there a human being who feels no pain?
"He who knows it, feels it!" Song
"Hurting some one is very easy, but when you yourself are hurt you then know the agony on being hurt and crushed into pieces."
“There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.” Sylvester Stallone
Today I know your spirit is well and rested, because you did all your Master appointed you to do. And the Master has given you double portion for all the pain you suffered on earth.
What is comforting is that you knew without a shadow of doubt that;
"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." - Princess Diana
Today I smile too Khulu because,
“It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.”
And today we home in the heart of love, the very best home ever, because;
"A House is Built by Hands, But a Home is Built by Heart!"
Rest In Peace Maqhawe namaqhawekazi ethu, nisiphe the very best of things, love!
"You can do all things, but its useless without love."