This I took yesterday in Umhlanga Ridge; unfortunately the wind was howling, but still, awesome feat of nature.
This is what is growing outside my front door..
“Van, do you know who is the honorary president of the United States of America?“
Van der Merwe:
“No, I are not knowing, I are not interested.”
“You are stoopid Van, you need to take night classes.”
“Van, do you know who the president of Zimbabwe is?“
“No! I are not interested.”
“Van you are so stoopid, you need to take night classes.“
“Do you know who are van der Merwe?“
“Then you is stupid, I are the one who visits your wife while you is at night classes.”
Isn’t strange how the people you think you know the most, end up being the ones you knew the least.
That is going to be my new original mantra.
This is something I do way too easily. I am still learning this lesson, as recently as today.
When you first meet someone, colleague, friend, lover, its easy to let them see what you want them to see.
The depth of trust depends on how long the wolf can stay in his sheep’s outfit.
But nothing can stay hidden forever.
The saying, “what they don’t know won’t hurt them” is rubbish. Its generally what we do not know that gets us hurt.
Forewarned is forearmed / Prevention is better than cure, are two much more accurate sayings.
Hurt is a natural reaction to being fooled. Here it is important to not let the hurt be a waste.
The saying should be “What they do know can’t hurt them.”
As soon as the wolf’s identity is clear, you will realise how many other disguises have been used in the past.
This is your only defense, your shield.
As soon as you can see the missile incoming, you have the chance to dodge it.
It is sad, in a way that you have to dodge “friendly” missiles all your life.
Know your enemy. I have gone as far as to keep a detailed record of every would-be attack by frenemies.
This is where you become powerful.
I keep referring back to my list, predicting every outcome of their strategy.
Now the trust, lies, hurt, truth and power has given you two options:
Stealth mode counter attack.
Such is the human race.
In the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, sharks are swimming the streets of New Jersey.
On my drive to work this morning, I heard the most weird thing.
They combined the cells and the silicone, shocked it with electricity and voila, it lives!
And again..Voila, he is now HIV negative.
Thanks again Lolly for brightening my day!
There is nothing better than a good laugh in the midst of nerve-shattering stress!
For me, taking criticism (even if its constructive criticism) is very difficult, as I am such a perfectionist.
At the moment in the fuel industry, everyone is under pressure because of the high demand for fuel post price decrease; and by everyone I am definitely including myself.
When my boss mentioned something to me regarding changing the way I do one part of my job, I immediately took it personally.
Another motto of mine: Never let them see you bleed!
So, I actually upped and went to my corner store, The Zenith Cafe, holding back tears.
When I returned, with my comforting lollipops, he called me and asked if I was ok. I replied that I needed to compose myself…
Anyway, to cut a long story short, the conversation continued, and he eventually got it out of me what was wrong.
I let it out, and, because I was over emotional, and,needless to say, it came out all wrong.
It ended with me, again, almost in tears…like a small child 🙂
So, this post, by Dan Rockwell of Leadership Freak, is spot on for me today!
Thank you Lord! You are so good!
Confidence when criticized:
Confidence is a product of knowing what to do next.