All posts tagged: motivation

Smiling kids in Cape Town

This video is bursting with excitement and smiles, you’d think the kids won a trip to Disneyland…  but the children are orphans from Cape Town, South Africa and they are simply excited. To say that they do not have much is an understatement, yet they really are just THAT happy  to see a friend/volunteer whom they’ve missed in the past six months. Captured from a first person’s point of view via GoPro, it is hard not to smile back at the lovely faces.   Read about Intsikelelo’s story. Really impressive, you guys. I am so inspired by your kindness, motivation, optimism, and heart.


Life gets in the way sometimes, so I don’t get to write as often as I’d like. I’m also sure I’m not the only one who struggles with the quest for that elusive writing time, so I thought I’d share this information here, because this app had been helping me. The thing is, you don’t even have to find the time to write; if you have Day One on your smart phone, the time is right now. It’s as easy as Twitter except it’s private. You can share your thoughts if you want, but the app really is made for journaling; its main purpose is to aid the individual who likes to capture unfiltered moments and memories through writing. It’s not for  your friends or followers, just you. It can even send you friendly reminders if you prefer, a gentle nudge of encouragement — which really helped me and I usually don’t allow push notifications on apps I download. In the end,  although I haven’t written long notable essays on it, I enjoy the fact that I’ve written …

Cup of Good - Even if you are in the right track

The right track

I’ve seen many people become complacent. To be honest it’s one of my personal fears, as I understand how easy it is to just go through the motions and fall into a familiar routine.  However, on those times where I’ve sought and taken on daunting opportunities, I truly believe that the experience helped me grow and learn as an individual. It’s annoying, it’s challenging, and it tested my resolve — but there is a sense of pride and accomplishment that no one can else take away from me.