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I had a normal post planned for today. Then I woke up this morning and my mother told me that Nelson Mandela had died. Everything changed. I cannot accurately describe how I feel, but my feelings are mirrored on the faces of my fellow South-Africans. Sadness, disbelief. Horror. We all had been expecting this. Mr. Mandela had been sick for a while now, and he is 95 years old. But it still doesn’t make it easier.

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Tata, I will miss you more than I can say. You are the most inspirational man to ever live in South-Africa. You are revered and respected across the globe, but I don’t think people can ever understand what we feel here in your country.

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Birthday wishes

The greatest living human being is having his birthday today. Mr President, Nelson Mandela, happy happy on your 95th birthday. We love you. I hope you get better soon, but even if you can’t, you gave enough to our country to deserve peace. You are the example of everything that is right in this country.

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Nelson Mandela day is becoming a popular event across the world. People are urged to give 67 minutes of their time to the less fortunate, to honor Mr. Mandela’s 67 years as a political prisoner. The Company I work for has chosen to help paint a hospice, and today we will head deep into Soweto to go help out the needy.

If you are doing something to help someone today, let me know J

PS: Congratulations to my little sister, Melissa, who is turning 17 today! I love you, and I am hoping you love your gift, little hipster 😉

Weekend and Stuff

Hello! I hope you had a perfectly nice weekend. Here in South-Africa, we got graced with the presence of President Barack Obama, and everyone seemed very excited. Furthermore, we kept praying for our National hero and first democratic president, President Nelson Mandela, who is currently still in hospital for a recurring lung infection. He is so loved and revered across the world, and yet it seems that they only understand a little bit of the love we as South-Africans feel for him. I hope you are in no pain at all, Madiba, and that you can go on if you must. You deserve peace after all this time.

Friday, as mentioned in my previous post, was dedicated to the Body Worlds Exhibition in Johannesburg. It was amazing and educating. The exhibition highlighted to me the power of our Heavenly Father, and the amazing work He did in creating us. It motivated me to continue my healthy lifestyle – seeing how obese people’s organs look is a sure way to inspire motivation.

My tablet miraculously survived its crash to earth. The screen is a bit chipped, and the buttons had to be replaced, but it is working, and for that I am endlessly thankful. I am now overly cautious about where I put my baby, so that it survives.

On Saturday we drove all the way to Greenstone shopping mall to go and watch Man of Steel, the new instalment in the Superman franchise. I will hopefully manage to get a review on later this week, but I can honestly vote that it has been the best film of 2013. It was amazing and epic and everything. Henry Cavill is Superman. He perfectly portrayed the sad hero that was called for. I would have been unimpressed with a happy, perky performance – Kal-El is after all the last of his race. If you haven’t seen this film, make the time now. It is worth the expense!

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On the book challenge front, I finished one book and started another. Both are part of a Nora Roberts trilogy, and I am really enjoying the frothy romance.

Most of my Unisa results came through, but I am still waiting for one examination result. I will share everything when I know for sure. But I can mention that I am happy so far J

I kept on exercising through the weekend, and will continue today. I am really excited with my progress. I want to start looking into doing a 5km walk around Johannesburg – any ideas?

Enjoy your day!

Some quotes for the inspiration needed on a Monday 🙂

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