Lockdown in South Africa Day 41 – Share Your World

Today for my Lockdown Challenge I am participating in Share Your World from Sparks

QUESTIONS:

What can you break even if you don’t touch it?  (yes there is a real answer to this.  I’ll reveal it in the next week sometime.  Still, answer how you would like – no right or wrong answer)

Your heart can break if you don’t touch it.  Your spirit can break too.   A heart and a spirit are both strong and delicate.  Handle both with care and try not to break either.   If someone breaks your heart, believe me, you can get over it and make that heart strong again. Nobody is worth all those tears.  Having your spirit broken could be harder to heal but with work and strong and caring people around you, you can get that back again too.

Heart break meme

What’s the most useful thing you own?

My husband – but I don’t really own him do I?   Joking aside I think my most useful possession is my computer.   Certainly, lockdown without it would be so much harder to deal with!

computer

What’s The Silliest Reason You’ve Ever Gotten Into A Fight With Someone Over?

I can’t think of one thing but I am sure most of the things I have fought over were silly. Except for the non-silly things which I ended up doing something constructive about so that I didn’t fight over that again – like leaving a toxic relationship!

silly fight

If You Were A Snake, How Long Would You Want To Be?   No, size does not matter.  😛

If I were a snake I wouldn’t want to be too long and visible to my enemies.  I would want to be the sort of snake that was thin and slithery and able to disappear from sight very quickly.  I’d like to be able to slither into places to observe fun things without anybody knowing I was there.   I’d like to eavesdrop on my enemies and know what evil they were panning so I could possibly do something to stop them. I’m not sure what a snake could do but perhaps I would be a magic snake that after I’d spied on the evildoers I could change back into a person and catch them in the act of doing what they shouldn’t!

snake comic

Gratitude and/or uplifting?   Please share.   We can all use some of those.  

This week I’ll share one I heard on the radio in my car one day.   The DJ has begun a ‘uplifting story’ segment to his program.   The story he shared (sent in from someone in California) was of a man and woman who met as children, when they were 9 and 6 respectively.  When the boy was 16 and the girl 13 they began to date, and dated all through their high school and early adult life.  They married when the girl graduated high school and they celebrated this year (2020) their 48th wedding anniversary.   The DJ’s point?  Sometimes true love endures.  I thought it was wonderful to hear that story, because I don’t personally believe there is ‘true love’.  It doesn’t exist for folks like myself.  So to know that others (and I’ve met my share in real life of long time lovers/spouses) can enjoy that?  Uplifts my spirit greatly.  Thanks for sharing your story too if you like! 

And this is my uplifting story for this week!

It is my friend’s birthday today.  Life is very hard for her at the best of times but during Lockdown it is even worse.  Just over a year ago she lost her mother who lived with her and just a few months later her husband died too.   She was left then to take care of her disabled brother and her small business on her own.  This business is totally dependent on tourism and the few local regulars.   Forty-one days of no income is crippling her.

I rang to wish her this morning and she was very emotional.  She’d had some lovely calls from her son in Cape Town and a few other far-away friends and relatives.  The day continued to go extremely well for her.  Her doorbell rang and one of the Agulhas councillors stood there with a food parcel.  She was gob-smacked.  She had not asked for help but here was Derek all smiles saying – I know you’re in need.   She told him it was her birthday which made the unexpected delivery even more special!  On top of that, she received a call from another local business owner a little later.  He said, “I’m bringing you and your brother your dinner tonight!   She was overwhelmed.   What a huge blessing on her birthday and how wonderful that there are people in our community who care!   No visiting each other is allowed but we dropped off a cake and a small gift!

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Happy Birthday to my friend!

I was also grateful for the glorious weather this morning. Getting up for our morning walk was a treat.

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This Black Oystercatcher must have been wondering where everyone was and why they’re all suddenly back again!
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Lollz enjoying the early morning sun

 

Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

4 thoughts on “Lockdown in South Africa Day 41 – Share Your World

  1. What a beautiful part of the world you live in!! Thanks for Sharing Your World through those beautiful photos!! It is indeed uplifting to hear such stories as you shared about your friend on her birthday. Just knowing others care and are willing to DO something, like bring some food or a small gift is priceless right now. How lovely!! ❤ Thanks for sharing the smile with the cute Pickles cartoon too! I like your idea about the snake…what a great answer! 😀

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, Melanie😊 Our little nook at the southern tip is very special to us. It was indeed heartwarming to find that our community has a heart too.

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