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World Cup glory

Webb Ellis Cup, Springboks, RWC 2019, ChampionsLast week I wrote that nobody can remain at the top forever, that we are all human and that nobody’s perfect. So although we all love to be on the winning side, we also need to be able to handle defeat in a mature way and give credit when and where it is due.

We made it

The past weekend the Springbok supporters enjoyed the euphoria of winning the Rugby World Cup for the third time, while the much favoured England Roses and their supporters had to deal with a ... continue reading

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Make or break events

Webb Ellis Cup, All Blacks, Blade runner, England, Rugby World Cup, SpringboksThe Springbok’s secured their place in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament and is now ranked number two in the world. On the other hand, the All Blacks after their loss to England, now have to settle for the third place, the lowest position they’ve held in more than 15 years.

It just shows the effect of winning or losing one really important match. We all know that nobody can remain at the top forever and it is easier to challenge the champion than for the ... continue reading

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Optimism, the right choice!

Thomas Edison, electric light bulb, the phonograph, the microphone, talking movies, the storage battery, OptimismWhen Thomas Edison started at school, his mother was told that he was not yet ready. His mother’s optimism about her child led her to telling the teacher that she knew her child, and was convinced that he would be successful. Usually I believe that it is wise to listen to teachers when they give such advice for the benefit of the child.

But in Edison’s case his mother’s optimism paid off. It eventually turned out that he was indeed a very intelligent child. He became the inventor of the ... continue reading

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Testing the limits

paragliding, sky, mountains, to far, risk, goHow much is enough? How much money will be enough? A universal answer remains “somewhat more than I have at present.” Once at an auction where a farmer sold one of his farms another farmer asked him what he’s gonna do with all the extra money? He answered that he’ll just add it to the rest of his money.

How many coffee shops?

At the moment I am sitting in a coffee shop and I wonder how many coffee shops in a town would be enough? Coffee shops at present ... continue reading

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Are you one of the lucky ones?

Gary Player, Golf, Luck, Lucky, PracticeOn our way back from Bonnievale where my wife and I enjoyed a weeklong breakaway, I saw a billboard near Robertson advertising Cloverfield wines and restaurant. Their logo caught my eye and made me turn back to take a photograph. It reads “Hope, Faith, Love, Luck – We have it all.” Sounds like a happy place be.

What are the chances?

But what are the chances that luck will lead to you becoming successful in life? I once read that it is estimated the chances are one in two million ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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