Category Archives: Covid-19 Journal

My Daily Journal During COVID19 Lockdown

Lockdown Day 361- 23 March 2021 – Seasons

“The dog days of summer are fading into autumn like the memories of a photo.” That was one of my friends’ Whatsapp status and I told him I like it. He replied that autumn is his favourite season. I like … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 349 – 11 March 2021 – Trust

TRUST – it fascinates me! “Trust must be earned.” Although I agree with this statement, I also think we are often endowed by a huge degree of trust without working for it. And we endow other people with a huge … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 346 – 8 March 2021 – Looking and Seeing

Looking and seeing – not the same! There is an expression somewhere in my mind that refers to looking and seeing. “Let’s go for a look-see.” The origin is beyond me. Somebody used this phrase and it stuck. There is … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 341 – 3 March 2021 – Remembering Abrie

Thinking of Abrie de Swardt Why do I think of Abrie this morning? Abrie was my nephew, a few years younger than myself. The closest I came to have a brother. He died way too young in a motorcycle accident … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 337 – 27 Feb 2021 – Leadership Lessons Learned from a 28km Hike

Long time ago I did this hike. It was a strange experience, because I ran out of energy. I was not tired. The energy was lacking. It was a “stop-go” hike. Then, to prove to myself that I am ready … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 334 – 24 February 2021 – Motives and Agendas

Have you ever wondered how it works that you think of something and then suddenly it is as if many other people also think that same thing? It happened to my this morning. I scan through Facebook and on one … Continue reading

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Lockdown day 214 – 27 October 2020 – Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Several of my friends and clients complain about feeling tired. Friday, 23 October 2020, I was tired beyond measure. I went to bed Friday night and slept to 14h30 on Saturday. And almost repeated the process on Sunday! “Slow Down, … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 196 – 8 October 2020 – The Seasons Of Our Lives

The Byrds made a song of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. “Turn! Turn! Turn!” To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under heaven A time to be born, a time to … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 190 – 2 October 2020 – Values

Words don’t come easy Words, don’t come easy to me How can I find a way to make you see I Love You Words don’t come easy Words, don’t come easy to me This is the only way for me … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 188 – 30 September 2020 – Meditation in Motion

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. Anatoli Boukreev You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well. Terri Guillemets Climb the … Continue reading

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