Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Kindness Is a Language the Deaf can hear and the Blind can See.

The language of kindness is universal, whether it is a small touch on someone's shoulder when they are going through a difficult time, or a kind word.

These actions have a seismic impact on people's lives. Although, at times we don't see it, there is a ripple effect; one act turns into many acts.

Research found by James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego states that "the effects of kindness can be so great that you actually don't have to be directly linked to a giving chain to get in on the act. By simply witnessing generosity you may be inspired to do something generous of your own, simply observing kindness can spur more acts of good"

Fill up your heart with kindness and, let it resonate in everything you do.

Be an example and bring some much needed light into the darkness.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Valen " KINDS" Day

Valentines Day is on Sunday, and we could either love or hate the day for various reasons. While it's a day where you are giving to the one you love most, it can also be a day to spread so much kindness.

Take Valentines Day and turn it in to 'Valen"KINDS" day", take all that love you've been given and turn it outward, towards those who really need small acts of kindness.

Take your loved one/ones, and show them that the day isn't just about spending money, but acts from the heart that will leave a mark in the world and in the world of others.

Valen" KINDS' day should be just that, KIND, loving and happy.  Take that feeling and use it for everyday.

We promise you that no deed is too small, or wasted. We need it more than ever.

Love and kindness is the answer, be those things.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

We Never Know The Worth Of Water Until The Well Is Dry.

As soon as Summer arrived promptly, and a little too early on our doorstep, we all expected those beautiful African rain showers that roll around about mid-evening to cool us all down. This year, was very different...

As we waited for the tell-tale signs of an African summer, we were sorely disappointed. Temperatures rose to excruciating highs, and little or no rain fell, the country was in the grips of what is recorded as one of the worst droughts in the past 30 years.

The impact of a drought is always devastating, and we are seeing it every day. Provinces all over South Africa are suffering with no chance of relief until the end of the Summer season, but there is always hope, and hope comes in many forms.

This is where our amazing citizens come in. Operation Hydrate NGO, a citizen -driven initiative has partnered up with the Nelson Mandela Fund and Proudly SA, to deliver water to areas where taps have run dry. Thanks to the incredible donations, they have delivered about 3 million litres of water to date, showing us that kindness is everywhere!

Another amazing initiative is #ProjectWaterDrop driven by radio station Jacaranda 94.2, they have delivered 1.5 million litres of KINDNESS to many drought stricken areas in the North West, which was  donated by their amazing listeners.

Despite, 2016 beginning on shaky footing, we see that kindness is still so important, and when we join together as one, we can change the lives of  many!