“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
― Desmond Tutu
Last week was a difficult week for us here in South Africa. There has been rioting and looting in parts of our country. The ticking time bomb I mentioned went off. People are hungry, people are desperate and the lockdowns have exacerbated the already brewing tensions.
The gap between poor and rich is widening and many have entirely lost hope. We watched on the news as malls were burnt down and goods were taken from stores, in the name of our ex-president who has been jailed, but there is always more to the story than appears…
The aftermath left many without food and medicine in certain areas. The cry went out and volunteers started cleaning the streets, distributing food parcels and helping people rebuild their lives. Goods were air-freighted to affected areas and the spirit of “Ubuntu”(I am because we are). became real.
Sometimes when bad things happen in our lives, we reel in shock and horror, but when we see the cavalry turn up to help in their hundreds, we realise that there are mostly good people in the world.
We are still proudly South African!