A man and his wife were having some problems and were giving each other the silent treatment. The next week, the man realized that he'd need his wife to wake him at 5 a.m. for an early flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence, he finally wrote on a piece of paper: "Please wake me at 5 a.m."
The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it was 9 a.m. and he'd missed his flight.
Furious, he was about to go and scream at his wife when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed that said: "It's 5 a.m. Wake up.
"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I thought maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn't expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied "I am. Crazy in love". On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours."
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has ...only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However,these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!
A cardiologist says If everyone who sees this post shares it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life...
- University of PretoriaResearch / Lecturer, 2006 - present
- University of PretoriaJunior Lecturer, 2003 - 2005
I was born in a small town in Mpumalanga, called Bethal. My parents and eldest brother still live there. I have three other siblings and all three are married and have children.
I left Bethal for the first time when I started my tertiary education at the University of Pretoria in 1996. Apart from my 9-month stay in The Netherlands, I have lived in Pretoria. Due to my work I did live in the Netherlands a few more times at 3 month intervals.
"You, yourself as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserves your love and affection" - Buddha
- Stanwest Secondary SchoolSecondary Education, 1992 - 1995
- University of PretoriaBiological Sciences, 1996 - 1999Physics Chemistry Math Biology
- University of PretoriaBSc Microbiology (Hons), 2000 - 2001
- University of PretoriaVeterinary Science, 2003 - 2009MSc Veterinary Science 2004 PhD Veterinary Science 2009
- M. D. Coovadia Primary SchoolPrimary Education, 1984 - 1991Class 1 - Standard 6