Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

This week I was struck by kindness. Unsolicited kindness. Unconditional kindness. Now that’s the real stuff.

This week it was my Wolfsister, always one to set an example of kindness. News in South Africa reported from government hospitals that many women are so poor they seldom have blankets in which to take their newborn babies home. Instead, they'd use newspaper or plastic bags...

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I’m Related to the New Miss Universe!

I’m Related to the New Miss Universe!

South Africans reign from the gorgeously graceful, just crowned Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to the handsome and brave Blade Runner, crashing from grace with a gun in his hand. They are my kin by nationality, by birth, by the very air we grew up sharing, so I glow with pride in their accomplishments. Their success is mine. 

If you don't believe how closely connected all South Africans are I have a compelling list.

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Looking for my Christmas Angel

Looking for my Christmas Angel

Sara is the best shopping buddy a girl could wish for. She is delightful to be around, has an eye for a bargain and she's always candid, offering the necessary "Hmm, I think that might be a little snug, Jill" so I know to throw whatever it is in the "reject" pile and look for a larger size.

Sara and I were having fun, unaffected by Christmas' long lines and shortened tempers. We were enjoying our bargain hunting.

And then I lost my change purse.

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