Cricket stats for 2016-02-09 in a calabash shell.
England: 318/8 (50 Overs)
South Africa: 319/3 (46.2 Overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Yes, finally a win and what a win it was. Emotions are high, blood is pumping, gleaming with happiness, celebrating the long awaited win and hubby decides let’s turn that smile vile….
With his ever wondrous, amazing thought, which he decides to lip: “So you think matching fixing played a role?
Man, if ever I wanted to bliksem a man, it was last night. He can be thankful, I’m a lover not a fighter, not that he got any love, just to be clear. Don’t mess with this lady and her love for her country.
So now that I have set the precedent for this blog, it really got me thinking.
Why do we do this?
Every time something good happens, we question, how did the good happen or make deleterious comment to kill the good that occurred. Yes, we have a lot to work towards to have the country we all desire. It’s a long list of development opportunities, and we Will get there, despite what many think.
I am not taking anything away from the seriousness of all the the issues in the country. Serious they are and attention they need. Are we that “focused” on the problems that we are blind to that glimmering spark? It is, so few and far apart.
So why take away from the joy when it happens, why not savor and devour that moment, love it, embrace it, and say I cannot wait for the next moment like this, I cannot wait for the days when joy will be abundant and plentiful. Almost an ecstasy.
We promote and speak of being Proudly South African, but are we really?
Or are we Proudly Doubtful South Africans?
What does Proudly South African Mean?
Do we all need lesson, or do we just have to open our eyes and see that despite all the turmoil that surrounds us, we are the ones that decide how South Africa moves forward and how the one good win, becomes two good wins and how it becomes winning the series and the tour. Ever heard of the snowball effect? Yeah it’s not only applicable to pessimism.
It’s that one split second of a though that you either question with negativity or salivate the little wins and unreservedly await the big win.
Let Us Be Truly South African, when we are down, we are down together( planning to rise united), when we are hurt, we feel the pain together, when our people die, we mourn together and when we have a WIN we celebrate wholeheartedly, completely, passionately, no questions asked. Pure, Simple, Elation, For Generations to Come.
Let the Hum of the Vuvulela, The Beat of The African Drums, The Strum of every Guitar, the Pull and Push of every Concertina, The Melody of every Flute, resonate within us. Remember its vibrancy, hold onto its immensity and be PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN.
Dedicated to Sham Moodley, my hubby.
Thanks for igniting the Protea and Proudly South African Fire.