Wishes do come true!

Good day friends,

I want to thank everyone for your support, prayers and encouragement over the past year.

I already told you that I have a very special person in my life. If somebody had told me a year ago that I would be with him today, I would have laughed in your face.

Both our lives changed unexpectedly over the last few months, and the universe thought it fit that after 33 years, we would be united again.

Our story began even before we were born. Our mothers were best friends for many years. Even though there was a considerable age difference between them, 20 years to be exact, they were the best of friends till the end.

I believe that today they are watching from Heaven with the biggest smiles on their faces. Their wish also came true…

I will tell our story as soon as I set up a new blog dedicated to our journey together.

In 14 days, I will be flying to Texas to visit him for two months. During this time I will explore and make notes of places I would like to see and get a feel for Texas. Who knows what the future holds for us?

Thank you for stopping by.

Big virtual 🤗 hug

Coreen

My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 61

“Goals have made a tremendous difference in my life. They have allowed me to achieve success, and to accomplish what I had previously only dreamed of or wished for.”

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 20

Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape,July 2010
Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa, July 2010

 

“For in the true nature of things, if we will rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious

than if it were made of gold and silver.”

Martin Luther King

 

My photo someone’s quote: Day 14

World Cup Tour_4522 14“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

William Shakespeare

 

My photo someone’s quote: Day 12

World Cup Tour_5111 12“Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.”

Lemony Snicket

 

My photo someone’s quote: Day 11

 

“We must go out and re-ally ourselves to nature every day. We must make root, send out some little fibre at least, even every winter day.”

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My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 46/52

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My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 31/52

Table Mountain, Blaauwberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Sometimes, the most important lessons in life are the ones we learn the hard way.” Unknown

Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.” Dame Edna Everage

Alpine Heath, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa,2012

“Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job.” Dr Wayne Dyer

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa,2012

Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself.”  Mary Louise Bean

Lupine, Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa,2012

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

Clara Anna Fontein, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 21/52

Dassie, Avocca, Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Lake Arthur, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.”  Norman Vincent Peale

Sterkfontein Dam, Free State, Drakensberg, 2012, South Africa

“That best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”  William Wordsworth

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“If you wait for perfect conditions before you do something, those conditions may never come.” Gina Mohammed

Water, Howic Waterfall, KwaZulu Natal

“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” Leonardo da Vinci

Golden Gate HighlandsNational Park, Maluti Mountains ,Free State,South Africa

“To focus on the people who do not like you and the things you cannot change is like climbing an infinite mountain; instead focus on the people who love you and the things you can change and you will find you can move mountains!” Michelle Ghislaine Ambler

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 20/52

Zebra, Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley

Table Mountain from Blaauwberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

” Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.” William Osler

Geese, Benoni, Country View, Gauteng, South Africa

“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.”  Anthony Robbins

Ground Squirrel, Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.”  Wally Amos

Karroo, South Africa

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Mahummad Ali

Springbok, Mountain Zebra Mountain Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“The true test in life does not occur when all is going well.  The true test takes place when we are faced with challenges.” Catherine Pulsifer

Orange River, Free State, South Africa

“The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.” Joseph Addison

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 17/52

Meerkat, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

“You can adopt the attitude there is nothing you can do, or you can see the challenge as your call to action.” Catherine Pulsifer

Lake Arthur, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” Jim Rohn

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude.” Catherine Pulsifer

Sandbaai, Hermanus, East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

“Let your dreams change your reality, don’t let your reality change your dreams.” Jordan Rose

Lavender, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

Jan Fiskaal,Cato Ridge, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

” Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa

Kudu, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

 

“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.” Denis Waitley

 

 

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 11/52

Table Mountain from Blouberg, Western Cape, South Africa

“Life can be full of ups and down. Enjoy the ups and remember the downs will pass and can be opportunities for things that you previously didn’t see.” Catherine Pulsifer

On Route to Kirkwood through the Transkei, South Africa

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

Lake Arthur, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” Margaret Young

Sterkfontein dam, Free State, South Africa

“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant  vision, that goal or purpose.” Brian Tracy

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” Bob Dylan

Blouberg with Table Mountain in Back ground. Western Cape, South Africa

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped.” John C. Maxwell

 

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 10/52

Hermanus, East Coast, Western Cape

“Never leave that till tomorrow, which you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin

Sandbaai, East Coast, Western Cape

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” Brian Tracy

Taal Monument, Paarl, Western Cape

“All our talents increase in the using, and the every faculty, both good and bad, strengthen by exercise.”  Anne Bronte

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” Maya Angelou

Cradock, Eastern Cape

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela

Cradock, Eastern Cape

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” Norman Vincent Peale

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 9/52

Avocca River Cabins, Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“We must cherish our imagination; our ability to dream; for the highest achievers since history began, have been the dreamers who, combined their perspiration and their aspiration to make their own unique contribution.” Andrew Matthews

Kleinmond, East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving.  And we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” Louisa May Alcott

Taal Monument, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

” Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” Virginia Satir

On route from Kirkwood to Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, who has sight so keen and strong
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroken;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.”
Longfellow

Sandbaai, East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.” Dalai Lama

Taal Monument, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” Dalai Lama

Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

” A dram is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” Denis Waitley



My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 8/52

Angel wings in the sky. Sandbaai

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
Samuel Johnson

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey 

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

“Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.” Margaret Mead

Sterkfontein Dam

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” Napoleon Hill

Cradock, Eastern Cape

“He who has not learned the blessed art of sharing his blessings with others has not found the true path to enduring happiness, for happiness comes mainly from sharing of one’s self and one’s blessings.” Napoleon Hill

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” D. L. Moody

Avocca River Cabins. Kirkwood, Eastern Cape

“To give up the things you love is to abandon your dreams and allow a part of yourself to die. Nurture these parts of you as you would a flower and it will blossom and bring joy and beauty into your life; joy and beauty you may never have otherwise known.”  Michelle Ambler

Hi there,

Just want say hallo. May everyone have a Blessed week.

Love

Coreen

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 7/52

Hope you enjoy this weeks inspirational messages…

Sterkfontein Dam

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill 

Nieu-Bethesda

“Your friends are very precious things;
Their love is like the rarest gem.
But friends are hard to find and keep
Unless you are a friend to them. “

Ann Cragg

Cradock

“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” Vince Lombardi 


Addo National Elephant Park

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle

Addo National Elephant Park

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France

Pretoria Zoo

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Pretoria Zoo

“The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty,  love, do not require coupons.” G.T. Hewitt

Sterkfontein Dam

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” Plato 


My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 1/52

By now you know that I just love sharing my photo’s with you. Every day I try my utmost best to publish one of my photo’s on Facebook with an inspirational or motivational quote on it.  Sometimes when I really get inspired I’ll post more than one photo a day.

From now on I will be sharing these photo’s on a weekly basis. Here are the first weeks photo’s.

Hope you enjoy these photo’s and feel free to share them with your friends and family.

Lion Park outside Johannesburg.

Lake Arthur a few kilometers outside Cradock

Just outside Cradock

Bridge over the Visrivier at Cradock

Cradock, Buitebad

The View from Clarence

Sunset at Avocca near Kirkwood

Dawn breaking at Sandbaai

Waves at Sandbaai.

Beach at Kleinmond

My photo’s everyone’s words… Part 4

These set are photo’s taken while we were on the road to our next destination on our World Cup Tour in 2010. Needles to say that with all the stopping and taking photo’s our time on the road nearly doubled. But we were on holiday so no rush…. Enjoy and be inspired, motivated and feel free to share these photo’s with family and friends… Mind you all the photo’s in My photo’s everyone’s words may be shared with your family and friends…

2010 World Cup Tour. On Route from De Aar to Randfontein. Koffiefontein

2010 World Cup Tour. On route from De Aar to Randfontein. Koffiefontein

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from De Aar to Randfontein. Havenga Bridge.

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from De Aar to Randfontein. Havenga Bridge.

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from De Aar to Randfontein. Havenga Bridge.

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Randfontein to Cato Ridge in KZN. Golden Gate National Park

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Randfontein to Cato Ridge in KZN. Golden Gate National Park

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Randfontein to Cato Ridge in KZN. Golden Gate National Park

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Randfontein to Cato Ridge in KZN. Golden Gate National Park

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Randfontein to Cato Ridge in KZN. Golden Gate National Park

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Avocca River Cabins to Cradock .

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Cradock to Kraaifontein(home). Drie Sisters

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Cradock to Kraaifontein(home).

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Cradock to Kraaifontein(home).

2010 World Cup Tour. ON route from Cradock to Kraaifontein(home).