Stanley Street Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth
What a pleasant find for a sunny Saturday morning. The Oswald is in the heart of Richmond Hill, Quietly situated in the well-known Stanley Street. If walking through Richmond hill leaves you feeling like you’ve entered a little European town then The Oswald is definitely the corner urban artsy downtown cafe’ you would go to, to sip on smooth rich coffee and a listen to some mellow tunes. All the while still experiencing the great South African hospitality that reminds us why we love being home! Coffee date anyone?
After a morning coffee, why not take a walk down Stanley Street, which is home to some fine restaurants, boutique shops and friendly people. For new and old visitors to Port Elizabeth, I would definitely recommend you highlight Richmond Hill on your maps.
There are two types of people,
Those who plan having the world see them
And those who plan seeing the world
Of which she chose the latter
She wasn’t concerned that she would die
And the world wouldn’t know her
She only feared she would die
And never get to know the world
She envied the birds
who spread their wings and flew away
Till one day she realised
she could do the same
Her soul cried for new places
Her heart fell in love with unknown faces
Seeing the world made her breathe thanks to
The heavens for all its Graces
If the butterflies could fly and be free
Then so be it
so could she
The secrets of the world are revealed
to those who open their mind
And let their eyes see what others will never find
She didn’t want to settle, she didn’t have time
The world was awaiting and she had made up her mind
With so many blessings and treasures to see
She was set in her ways and wanted to be free
Are you not lonely away on your own? She was once asked
To which she replied, She was never alone
For she had made the world her home
With her face to sun and her heart to the sea
She knew in her soul that she too was free
When we appreciate what we have, we start attracting things to be appreciative of. How often have you had a bad day, and then a bad week and then it gets worse and worse? Did you ever just stop and just be grateful for one thing? Sometimes being grateful won’t guarantee material things in your life will change, but it will change your outlook on life. Practice this every morning or evening or even in the middle of the day, stop, smile and say thank you for one thing in your life for that day.
The next day do the same and every week start being grateful for more events in your life, eventually you’ll have so much to be grateful for you won’t feel the need to complain.
I’m not saying we cannot be unhappy, we all have rough patches and bad episodes but let me tell you that time is going to go on anyway, those moments will pass and all you can do is change the way you spend it. If you’re out of work, every day be grateful that you are not stuck in an office doing something you don’t enjoy and even though things are tough now, you have the choice to create something great. You have the opportunity to find a job you love. If you’ve ended a relationship, look at what you learnt from it. What can you be grateful for? Sometimes life can be hard and you just don’t see the light, but remember the stars shine even when there is a storm. They still shine, every single evening and that’s what we need to do. We need to commit to changing our attitude even if we cannot always change out circumstance.
Gratitude should never be forced, if you have to force it then you’re not really being grateful. You need to to really look at something you have and be thankful for it. Genuinely thankful, that’s how we learn to appreciate our blessings, when you start being thankful for the small blessings you have, you begin to appreciate the bigger one when you start noticing them.
“Happy vibes follow happy tribes”
I hope July is an enlightening month for everyone