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SHEILAH, you know you are totally adopted.
You are one of us now, a child of Africa.
I love that we are not always very PC and polite, but that we speak plainly. (Really enjoy people from the US sometimes- 'Can't speak about you but for me...I would never consider speaking about you, but for me...) But that is part of what I like about people from the US.
Our way just suits me better.
The weather is awesome! It's 12 April and we are all still wearing summer clothes...we have a great outdoor lifestyle with braais, etc...That's the best thing I can think of living here
I just love everything about South Africa. Mostly the closeness of family contact and our weather.
When I lived in England all I could think about was Pap, Wors and sous. It was my first meal about 4 hours after landing in PE, my mother bless her heart had it all ready for me. Then there was biltong and droe wors which was my next biggest craving.
Edited by: HEILAS at: 4/12/2010 (05:34)
My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19
The Lord sustains the fatherless and the widow. Psalm 146:9
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.
One of my daily "gratitudes" is
I am grateful for the warmth of the welcome into my adopted homeland from the diverse people of strength and optimism; I am grateful for the magnificent scenery and the climate"
Of course that climate bit is very subjective and depends entirely upon my mood of the day
What's perfect one day can be entirely too cold the next!
I love the style of Rugby played, and the supporters - even those of opposing teams; I love the space and the wide open skies; I love the hospitality and the genuineness of friendships; mostly I love the town planning (convenient Malls, sensible restrictions on height, proximity, standards of services etc). I love being able to see a dentist /doctor in an emergency after hours - unlike my BFF who lives in the UK now and has to suffer with an abcess throughout Friday, the weekend and until maybe some time late today!
I could go on - but let other people have a chance!
If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach
The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin
I love the give way for faster traffic, thanking with hazard lights routine we do. I love that strangers are normally willing to chat in a que. I love the smell of rain on Africa. I love the smell of a thatched roof and a fire (not at the same time though). I love wide white smiles on black faces. I love watching the crowd during Superdiski on Supersport. I love going to a kerkbazaar and a livestock fendusie. I love a vetkoek and I love a samoosa, and that both are South African food (Both contain mince, both contain dough and both are deep fried and delicious, but SO VERY DIFFERENT). I love the smell of boerewors and mowed lawns on a Saturday in the suburbs.
I may have mentioned all the obvious things to love, but that is my privilege for opening this discussion.