• “When you push off from the dock … we’re all in the same boat. 
    This isn’t about cancer anymore. It’s about exercise and health and the rest of your life. 
    When we push off we’re paddling away from breast cancer.” 

    - Dr. Don McKenzie, Founder, Abreast In A Boat 
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” 

    - Vivian Greene 
  • “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” 

    - T.H. Thompson & John Watson 
  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. 
    The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’ 

    - Nelson Mandela 

Oprah and Innoxa: The True Spirit of Friendship

“The True Spirit of Friendship”

O, the Oprah Magazine and Innoxa are celebrating groups of women who have found hope and healing through sharing.

As winners of the January Circle of Friendship competition, the Innoxa “Restore” gift hampers were awarded to the “Water Ladies”, as the amaBele Belles were referred to in the magazine, for giving so of their time to support, uplift and enrich other’s lives.

When you smile whilst talking, you put a smile in your words too.

The above quote was on a bookmark attached to one of the hampers handed out to the Belles in March 2010.

The quotes below were printed on the side of the bag:

The most exhilarating things come slow and unnoticed

Happiness is only lasting if it is one you discover yourself

With one foot standing firm, the other is free to kick or dance

Learn to laugh like a five year-old and the sky will also seem much bigger

You are the best gift I got for myself

Have a light heart

Learn to laugh and things will sort itself out

Happiness comes to you when you stop asking for it by name

Be the calm after the storm, tranquil and smooth

You can’t listen to the music of your soul if you are making too much noise

I can’t blow the clouds away, but I will dance with you in the rain

Going through the highs and lows, we’ve learned to enjoy the calm

Sing with not a care in the world, be the star in your own show

The magical healing power of hugs is yet to be explained by scientists

There is nothing like a welcome home kiss to dissolve the headaches of the day

Never underestimate the refreshing power of the giggles

It is life’s mystery that rough sandpaper should produce smooth surfaces

In love we grow, sprout shoots and roots to stand strong

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