Written by Ane du Preez in 2002
This poem I wrote when I was in my teenage years. Somehow it reminds me of my grandfather, he was the most optimistic, knowledgeable and strong human being I’ve ever met. I wrote this for my grandmother and grandfather. We used to write letters to each other and then about two years after I wrote it he passed away but nevertheless this poem still inspires me and it gives me hope.
With words I can paint light into your mind
A soft word which can calm you down and reach
And a whisper in your ear like the sound of a tune
Just to tell you don’t give up!
I bring you on this shiny day
The message of faith.
Count your blessing and not your failures
You’ll make it through no matter what –
That is your answer – faith.
It’s imagination, it’s courage,
It’s responsibility, its’ persistence
The most important of all is FAITH!
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way
Make each day your masterpiece
Have memories and learn from life like “I can do it”
Look into the blue sky
And see the angel who brings you
The gift of hope and faith.
Where there is faith there is hope.
All you have to do is find it.
Hi there! My name is Ané du Preez and I am from South-Africa but currently teach and live in Thailand. I am a writer and a solo traveler. I love learning about other cultures and traditions. My interest started when I was only a child and my grandparents shared their travel stories through pictures, stories, and writing. This blog is to share my wonderful adventures with all of you. I’ve been discovering the gems of mother nature and its amazing people. Join me as we venture into the beauty and inspiration that is all around us. I am an advocate for all to live their life to the fullest. To travel is to live!