Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Rona Kruger
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son

this is the famous poem IF by Rudyard Kipling

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Rona Kruger
Rona Kruger Good Luck to all the youngstrs going back to school Have a good Year, with kindness, gentle ways of fellow students and let the days be good for all of you

Rona Kruger IF was written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Smile    that is just gorgeous        My Late Mom and Dad in early years walking down Eloff Street Johannesburg 

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life's gall.
Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure 
For a long and lordly train, 
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

                                   by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 


Wilber B. Nesbit

The thing that goes the farthest
Towards making life worthwhile,
That costs the least, and does the most,
Is just a pleasant smile.
The smile that bubbles from the heart
That loves its fellow men
Will drive away the clouds of gloom
And coax the sun again.
It pays the higher interest,
For it is merely lent,
It's worth a million dollars ----
And it doesn't cost a cent.
There is no room for sadness
It's never out of style;
It nerves us on to try again
When failure makes us blue;
The dimples of encouragement are good
For me and you.
So - smile away!

Where we see a cheery smile;
It always has the same good look;
Folks understand by what a smile is meant;
It's worth a million dollars --Â
And it doesn't cost a cent.
A smile comes easily enough,
A twinkle in the eye
Is natural, and does more good
Than a long drawn sigh!
It touches on the heartstrings
Till they quiver blithe and long,
And always leaves an echo
That is very like a song.

(Copyright by Volland Co.)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Coping needs tools. You need support from people who love you. You need a shelter, education and confidence that is built up from knowing there is some one who cares and looking out for you.
Some people do not have the requirements needed in our fast, techno wolrd to cope. They are still trying to make ends meet, figure out what tomorrow is all about and they see the clouds diffused with rain. Sunshone is energy, they do not always see the rays of light.
I watched some one I love answer to a question posed to him once. He was asked how are? what are you doing, these days? Sometimes Hello and how are you are enough for a person trying to find sunshine. He answered, I am just trying to cope with each day. ----------------For him coping was enough of a challenge. The day that he coped was a successful day.
Our world is filled with success stories of companies over a hundred years old. We used products that were part of our lives, and now we know they are tainted, and harmful. We are fed by food manufacturers who make profits regardless of what they create to feed us.The instant, fast foods are profit makers, not designed to give us health and energy to cope. We wear clothes that are created by people who cope on a dollar a day. We spend our hard or easy earned money in wild and foolish ways. What we need is to sober up, wake up and take a goiod look at the world around us. Bees, butterflies and animals and birds in Nature are in danger. Our kids are unsafe in beautiful neighborhoods. Our daily lives are threatened by terroists. So how do we cope? How do we find the magic ingredient called success?
I believe people who share, care and give of themselves, see the plight of others are using tools for success. Many kids are writing and reading because some one cared. Old folks sit in surprise as they look at grand children who are armed with a cell phone they cannot put down..
We are faced with digital banking, 3d printed foods, robots to clean the homes, and drones to deliver anything you desire. What a world.It is amzing and exciting, BUT WHAT ABOUT US?
Are we in touch with ourselves? Have drugs and foolish ways confused and blinded our reality?
So in order to cope you need to do a few things every day. Sleep adequaetly. That means turning off the phone, TV. lights and being in a dark room with eyes closed.
Eat food ,not junk . Food needs to be real, so chew it all. Drink water and skip sugar soda drinks, the promise of energy loaded shots. You need water, natural drinks, a good coffee and healthy teas. i love milk and the real milk, not re designed, i per cent, no fats , , added vitamins and all that jazz is stressful. Just drink real stuff.I select foods on the shelf that do not have an expiry date that will outlive me. When there is a special , buy five , three free, check the dates. If tomato juice is there until 2035, I do not want it. Meat , fish and eggs should be chosen well. Vegetables and fruits, nuts, raisins, brans, grains and legunes are real foods. Go fot it.
Remeber that there are experts for Medical care, teeth, eyes and health issues. Internet does have answers, but the visit to a good Doctor is a good way to cope with Health.
So measure your success with how you cope without hurting anyone. See what you can do in a day to make it a good day for another person. If you walk away and leave hurt, you are a loss..
Find the balance of work, play, qaulity time with loved ones, a walk with he dog, a moment to take your Mom in law for a cup of coffee, take your Dad to a ball game, visit the Dentist with your kid, try to be a gentle baby sitter when some one needs it at home. find the road that you travel seldom on and see the pebbles shine when you go that way. Be a person who copes by being a mensch. Be a success by coping and making flowers bloom,. Awaken the gift and ability of others to cope and feel the warmth of the sun.
As I write this , I feel a connection to many people I love and care abouit. I wish I could give you all the good things that would help you cope. Wake each day with a grateful heart. Be strong, have faith and believe in miracles They work. Love and light, Rona Kruger. .
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