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Crazy times – Together and apart

During the past week I received the following in a WhatsApp from one of my friends. I do not know who wrote it, but I think it is an excellent description of the current situation.

“Never have I seen such a mess in life
The air is pure but wearing a mask is mandatory
Roads are empty but it is impossible to go on a long drive
People have clean hands but there is a ban on shaking hands
Friends have time to sit together but they cannot get together
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An attitude of gratitude

One little privilege we now again have during the current phase 4 of lockdown, is that we are allowed to go for a walk between 6 and 9 am. I must say,

to me it is a welcome break from staying inside all day.

But now everybody seems to be very health conscious and it feels like everyone who can walk is on the road during that time. Perhaps it is just because all those who want to exercise, must now fit it in during those three designated hours of ... continue reading

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Mind over matter

Positive, I can, mindset

“You must have a positive vision of the future”,

is a quote that I’ve once written down on a piece of paper and it stands on my bookshelf right in front of me where I can see it whenever I work on my computer.

For any business this is vital for success and to keep on keeping on when times are tough. The hope for a better future is what makes one willing to take risks in business. You are willing to borrow money when you believe that business in ... continue reading

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History repeated – 100 years later

COVID-19, Masks, JailOn Thursday 7 November 1918, D.W. Sutherland the Major of Kelowna in Canada had the following restrictive measures published in the newspaper: “Notice is hereby given that, in order to prevent the spread of Spanish Influenza, all schools, public and private, churches, theatres, moving picture halls, pool rooms and other places of amusement, and lodge meetings, are to be closed until further notice. All public gatherings consisting of ten or more are prohibited.”
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The sound of silence

Open Road, gravel road, mountain, SilenceSome years ago I had a business that sold farming equipment and sometimes I spent as much as a week in the Karoo. I just loved the silence out there and my favourite stop was between Fraserburg and Sutherland.

Enjoy the silence

There I could easily spend an hour or more just enjoying the incredible silence without even one vehicle passing. I remember being there I always thought the world must have been something like that shortly after creation;

it’s almost as if you can hear the silence.

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

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