Life happens and all you can do is be authentically YOU.
The truth, no matter how harsh or painful does indeed set one free.
Things like honesty, integrity and courage are rare traits but still alive (especially in the corporate world).
Circumstances, people’s opinions, and mistakes do not define YOU.
Clichéd as it sounds YOU are stronger and more resilient than any curveball that comes your way.
Having standards and refusing to settle is perfectly fine; YOU are the son or daughter of a King and deserve only the best.
Nothing is more liberating than breaking free from toxic, small-minded, negative Nancy/Neil types.
YOU have a direct line to God and YOU know what He says about your life, future. DON’T you dare (not for one minute) allow anyone to talk you out of changing direction or second guess what you know to be the Divine truth for your purpose driven life… keep your eyes and ears fixed to your Father’s voice, guidance.
The biggest lesson for me was accepting that I am more than enough; that the people who are meant to be and want to be in my life will stick like glue and others will disappear into the ether.
As you get ready to latch on to all that 2016 has in store, my prayer is that you will always choose: authenticity, love, kindness, empathy, peace. That your faith plus His grace and increased discernment will propel you to heights never imagined; and that your hearts desires will be fulfilled.
There are doctors and then there’s Dr WB Zieciak; an extraordinary ENT Specialist based in Durban.
My little nephew, Eli (I’ve written about him before) underwent a cochlear implant earlier this week; and we couldn’t have chosen a better surgeon to lead this life-changing procedure.
If this post sounds like I’m his number one praise singer, yes I am. You see, in this harsh, cruel, selfish world, when we cross paths with a good old fashion solid person, they deserve to be acknowledged and applauded.
From the first appointment to the day of the operation, Dr Zieciak has demonstrated empathy, compassion and a standard of professionalism that is second to none.
His warmth, patience and all round caring attitude helped us get through what is ordinarily a nerve-wracking procedure. But, even more admirable is his humility. I’m sure the mere thought of this post would see him shrugging his shoulders and muttering something along the lines of its a team effort. I’ve yet to meet such a selfless human being!
If ever you need an example of a servant’s heart then look no further than this man. Enough gushing…
My earnest prayer is that Dr Zieciak will continue to make a difference in the lives of those he meets; may he be blessed with good health, a sound mind and steady, healing hands. And most of all, may the love and peace he shares with his patients be returned to him a hundredfold IJN!
The next time you meet someone from the medical fraternity (or any other field) be sure to commend them for a job well done.