Having a one-year-old grandchild helps me keep grounded about life. He started learning to walk after belly-sliding, then crawling. He would get up, steady himself and we would let go and he toddled off. One step and fall down, next time three steps then fall down, then five steps and fall down. Then he rested and got back up again. Imagine if we could live our lives like that!
Success is ours but life does not make it any less rocky or with less potholes for anyone wanting to succeed. We have to understand that to achieve, we have to fail. Failing is part of succeeding.
Falling down is part of the success. If we want to get anywhere in life and take chances, there will be bumps and we will fall down. The reasons we fall are many. Maybe we are over confident or inexperienced? Maybe it is a lack of preparation or pride? Whatever the reason, we will trip at some point in time on our journey to success.
The more we attempt to succeed, the more likely we are to fall. Ever ridden a horse and fallen off? Or a bicycle? Many people refuse to get on a horse after a fall. They allow the shock of the fall to control their actions rather than seeing the success of their accomplishment.
The difference between success and failure is what you do after the fall. Allowing the defeat to take hold of you and not getting up again, keeps you defeated. But if you get up and keep getting up, then success will come.
We seem to believe that failure is in the fall. No! Failure is in the staying down and letting the fall control our lives.
No matter how many times you fall, keep getting up!!
It is in getting up that you will find true success.
Yesterday we had our last staff meeting for the next few months (at least) as the Covid cases are increasing again.
This is us - 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝔾ℂ𝔽 𝕗𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕝𝕪 - coming together to encourage each other to stay healthy and safe. Reminders about the importance of constant sanitizing, wearing masks at all times, eating healthy food to boost our immune systems, and to have faith over fear in these uncertain times.
Monica shared the story about David, who was able to speak to his own soul and ask it why it was distressed (or in turmoil).. 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍'𝒔 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑮𝒐𝒅!
Sitting last night and clearing my emails with one ear on the news, I heard that KZN is now starting to enter the third wave of Covid -19. We had been able to stave it off for a while but alas, it is now upon us. We've had a couple of months of respite; social distancing, mask wearing and sanitizing have become the norm now as the pandemic continues to spread. Please remember, in a world where you can be anything, ＢＥ ＫＩＮＤ. Let's make kindness contagious and spread kindness. ❤
Just this weekend I've sat and listened to heart-breaking situations, I've cried as I've been there, lending an empathetic ear. A family who have a 4-month-old child girl suffering cancer, needing bone marrow for a chance of survival. Breadwinner lost their job. A family battling with sick children for 3+ years in between hospitalizations and the exhaustion of caring for them constantly. A family who lost their wife, a boy of 8 and 18 who lost their mom... and I can go on and on. 💔😔
In a world that is hostile and aggressive to most of us, we need to practice 𝕂𝕀ℕ𝔻ℕ𝔼𝕊𝕊. We don't know what another person has been through, what burdens they're carrying. Little random acts of kindness go a long way in making life sweeter when it's bitter. 🍭
Look at people and smile, even with your mask on, you can smile with your eyes. 😁
We still have months of concerns ahead with the third wave upon us, with the political situation heating up, with uncertainty of the vaccines... 💉
MAKE A CHOICE TO BE KIND, starting at home!!! Let’s make kindness contagious! ☺️❤