Posted in Office, Ordinarylife, Port Elizabeth, Uncategorized, Work

Give to receive

You know sometimes when you hear something you think “what rubbish”, “yeah right” or “whatever”.  Well there is a saying somewhere that says “you must give to receive” or “the more you give the more you receive” or something like that.

 

I have heard this on numerous occasions and never really paid much attention to it.  Until now!

 

I have mentioned before that the company I work with has “adopted” a cottage at one of the children’s homes in this area, and one of the things we all have to do is “volunteer” there.  Once a month we are given the afternoon off to go and assist the children with their homework. 

 

Well I have been amazed at how much I have enjoyed this, so much so that I go quite a bit more than once a month.  In fact a couple of times I have been to their school functions and fashion shows on the weekends and so have built up quite a good relationship with the kids. 

 

Then yesterday I was in a bad mood – to say the least.  I was not a happy camper!  So what did I do, I went to the Children’s Home during my lunch break.  I knew that they would cheer me up. And they did.  There is nothing like feeling that you are appreciated.  When I arrive there they are happy to see me and smothered me in hugs and kisses.  There is no way that you can be in a bad mood or feel miserable after that.  So in this case I received!

 

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Posted in Ironman, Ordinarylife, Swimming, Training

Happy again.

Last night I thought I did not want to swim.  It was cold and I felt miserable but I went to the gym anyway, however if my training partner had said she did not want to get in the water I would have happily complied.  But I am SOOOO glad that she did not.  She had worked out “a killer routine” and boy oh boy did she mean it.  It was 2km of swimming with not many breaks.  And I loved it!!!!  So much for not being in the mood, as soon as I got in the water I knew it was going to be a good swim.  

 

The only thing that could have made it better was if the hottie that was in the pool on Tuesday had been swimming – talk about motivation.