26 March, 2010

staying positive.

I love my country, more than any other country in the world. I don't want to live anywhere else {okay, maybe in the US, but just for a few years}. I want my children to grow up here, I want to live here forever.

As beautiful as my country is, it has problems, serious problems. Many years ago I made a decision to always see the positive. I mean, I don't ignore the bad stuff, but I try to only focus on the positive. And its worked. Until about two weeks back. I suddenly started feeling really negative. I think all the stuff that has been going on recently just made me start doubting everything. I started questioning whether we should be packing up and leaving...it breaks my heart just writing that.

My husband has written an amazing post about all of this, so please pop over and read it.

I am still in love with my country, and always will be. I suppose none of us know what will happen, but we are staying put.

and I am staying positive...I have too.

7 comments:

Janet said...

Wow Hayley! What a powerful post! I'm going to join both of you in pulling my weight - we have no choice and this is where we belong! Thank you inspiring!

Hayley said...

Ah thanks Janet.
Thats the thing...if i had to sit and just moan about the bad things, i would be moaning all day....and my life would just be miserable i cannot do that.

cat said...

I think this is running through the collective consiousnes - I feel the same.

Thanks for your comments on my pictures - you know, a lot of 365ers did not start on 1 January - in fact, you can start any day of the year - just do it for a year after that date. So why don't you start today - it will be great seeing more of you and your world.

Hayley said...

Hi Cat....mmmm, maybe i should give it a try. tx

辰原 said...

要愛你的仇敵,為那些逼迫你的人禱告 ..................................................

Lynette said...

There is no place like South Africa...I am just trusting that somewhere down the line there will be an improvement....and I don't read newspapers.

Melissa said...

I think we all have aspects of our country we aren't particularly proud of- the grass is always greener!