Positivity in the dust
What a morning. First day of the week and I managed to get of bed by 5.05 clear essential mail, brush my teeth freshen up and hit the road with my dogs by 5.35am . I have been meaning to be some 30 minutes earlier than this going forward but I was out at meetings until 11 last night before coming home to work.
The harmattan weather was quite severe so it was still dark and the dust in the air heavy. I had decided that today should be one of positive thinking. Start the week thinking only positive things… I believe that positivity breeds or encourages positivity! Business, relationships …………… children, challenges, debtors, creditors and my relationship with the “Big Man” upstairs were all going to be positive….
As i left the building i noticed some commotion as my next-door neighbour had apprehended an alleged “thief” and a crowd had decided (after shaking him up) to take him to place he had stolen from rather than to the Police station as a first point of call.
I normally do a few kilometers of jogging / walking Monday to Friday with my five Boerboels (go out with two and then come back for the next three). Today as I came to the end of my first session I came across a man stripped down and lying on the sidewalk. He was motionless and a small crowd had gathered around him. He was dead. He had apparently died alone!
The dust that filled the air suddenly took on another meaning, as his body lay motionless. I reached home and went back to see if anyone knew what had happened and whether the matter had been reported. It hadn’t but the lady setting up her stall to sell rice was in the process of making the report…
Today has been tough but I guess tougher for some others. I have to keep my happy positive head on and thank the Big Man upstairs that I have another chance!