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Friday, May 28, 2010

What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas....

The last few weeks/ month or so have been pretty chilled, not much happening except work, training and lining up some modeling jobs for myself. I have some exciting things happening in June/ July and look forward to the jobs and shoots, the shoots are definitely going to be a great addition to my portfolio.


I have also taken on a Black Berry, I call it my Black Betty, it is quite a nice mobile to have, I am just getting used to all the functions and how it works. I now constantly am connected to my mail, which is great but it can also be an annoyance.

My not so favorite season is also approaching rapidly. Winter is not my favorite season; I am your shorts, slops and vest kind of guy.

I have been receiving a lot of mails from people and I would like to say thank you. I respond to all the mails when I get time to sit down and focus so that my responses actually mean something and are not just quick ways to push people off.

Something I have noticed, well, it is quite hard not to notice, but it is the football spirit kicking in, the World Cup 2010 spirit among South Africans has just spread like wild fire and it is amazing to see the creative ways people are coming up with to show their support. I am proud to say that I am a South African and I look forward to greeting our international guests.

This weekend I am heading out to a Las Vegas Themed party, myself and a couple of friends are all getting together at an awesome little lounge/ bar/ restaurant type place called Luna Rossa and getting a limo from there. I am accompanying an awesome friend as her date and hopefully there is a Las Vegas Chapel, can get hitched in Las Vegas.

You know what they say: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Life is too short to hold grudges and not forgive...



Something that I find with people is that a lot of us, including me at times, find it difficult to let go of our egos and by this we tend not to forgive and forget.

We need to live the way, find within ourselves the peace and serenity. Most of us not living the life that we are destined for, within us we have peace and joy, but it is surrounded with the horrors and conflicts of life.

We all live life trying to please others, and everyone lives life trying to get from the one place to the next place to the next place, it is a constant chase, nobody knows how to just stop and be in the now, be in a place of peace, a place of kindness and be in a place where your not always trying to get someplace else.

All of us have the capacity at the end of any conflict to resolve it with love rather than with hatred. When one is able to forgive, or send forgiveness to where you would send hatred, anger and bitterness, you will be able to experience a turnaround in your own life.

You need to find a place in your heart where you no longer judge anyone else and find love in your heart and give that away.

The most important message you could put in your heart is that you want to feel good and one needs to learn how to be in a quiet, peaceful state rather than in a state of judgement, be in a state of acceptance, where you allow rather than where you fight and try to dominate.

Built into every storm, there is the peace that you are seeking, and in every peace that you have, there is going to be a storm. There is going to be ups and down, but just become the observer to it, enjoy it and be in that state of peace.

Always say it to yourself, over and over again: "I want to feel good!"

One thing that we do and we tend to do this very well, is hold grudges. People tend to find it difficult to forgive and forget
Life is too short to hold grudges and not to forgive, especially to those who were once close to us and who played important roles in our lives. The amount of stories I hear nowadays of loved ones being lost and old friends and family who have not been forgiven is increasing. People mourn over a loved one who was never forgiven for something stupid, something that had blown over, something that had been resolved, but they still hold that grudge against the person and regret never fully forgiving the person.
I could think of nothing worse than passing and me actually having a grudge or have never fully forgiven a loved one, how would that person feel? I would want that person to know that everything is okay, that they are forgiven and that they can move past whatever situation or circumstance caused the feelings of dislike.
I tend to find that life becomes easier and more pleasant when you forgive and forget and not hold those grudges. It is like a weight gets lifted off your shoulders. It is easier said than done, but the more you do it, the more you forgive, the easier it becomes. 
To forgive and forget is exactly what it says; forget about it, it is over, finished and gone. Never to be bought up again in the future.

Once again, life is too short to hold grudges and not forgive, rather enjoy life and live a happy one.