You may be born with the golden spoon in your mouth. You can go without a knife and a fork but a spoon is different. You can also get out your pocket knife…
I recently became aware of a hobby I have never heard of before. I was attending my monthly Zoom meeting at Toastmasters. I was quite excited because I was doing my last speech in my Leadership pathway- and what a pathway it was! It’s true what Nelson Mandela said: It always seems impossible until it’s done… well I thought I was done but since discovered I still have to do the #FinalSpeech: the speech about all the speeches I have done on my pathway🤣. Man, I am learning patience…!
Anyway the hobby I learned about is #SpoonCarving! It turns out to be quite an art and practiced by many people! Who knew…
Now that is why I like Toastmasters and the people I meet there and the new things I learn from those people- also busy on their neverending pathways of speeches finding the end of their journeys and sharing it with fellow-travellers like me! That is a- heaped-spoon full of sugar to share in your next dinner conversation!
Now a spoon is an interesting thing. You can feed people with it and be fed with it. It can become a symbol of both power and serving. I’ll leave you with the story I heard about Heaven and Hell: both have a big pot of soup and long spoons. A bunch of people are huddled around the pot but in the one people are well fed because they feed each other where in the latter they go hungry because on their own they can’t manage to let the utensil reach their own lips to be fed.
Maybe it’s time we all become #Spooncarvers and #Spoonmasters! Let me know if you are interested and you can join in with our next Toastmasters Zoom meeting(and I hope- my last pathway speech!) and I will connect you with the right spooned people…
Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
083 767 2701
>In the picture is Sing Afrikaans: the album I am most asked about. Where to find it, buy it, listen to it. Well actually you can just Google ‘Bobbejaan klim die Berg’ and my name and it will take you there on any platform. Cd’s you can buy from me(just drop me a note)
>My Speak Afrikaans Easily groups are growing on Whatsapp and Facebook. Here is the link if you want to do the course I created. It’s free!(yes I know I am a bad businesswoman but I believe things likes this comes back to you: just keep your mouth open and your spoon loaded…) To start #SpeakAfrikaansEasily course click classroom.google.com/c/NzI0MTY2NzMxMjda Access code: ou4vhse
>I am doing footcare on request(and have saved a couple of lives during COVID! I promise…)
>I’ve been busy with writing a RadioPlayStory ‘Die Trein stop nie hier nie’. Wish me luck- the competition I’m entering with it closes end of July.
>You can follow my songwriting progress here(many prayers for kids songs in English and Afrikaans- because the hope is all kids will grow up to be well-fed adults…) bit.ly/3gUfxNH
>The link below will take you to the ‘mother who cooks dinner every night’ song…
>And just when you thought I did not have a -NEW 50 songs in 90 days – challenge song about a spoon… I do! But this is more a ‘coffee in bed on a Sunday morning sleeping late’ kind of song…Listen here bit.ly/3h9ROJp
1. Wat is dan die
As die lê agter jou blad
op ‘n Sondagoggend?
2. Wat is dan die
As jou my arm om my lyf
So sag en warm
Prochorus: Jy laat my hart sing
Jy laat my hart sing
Koor: Jy, my lief, my lief, my lief
Ek het dit nie geweet nie
Jy, my lief, my lief, my lief
Ek het dit nie besef nie
Saam met jou, Saam met jou
wil ek lepellê elke Sondag
Saam met jou, Saam met jou
wil ek lepellê…
3. Waar sal ek dan
As jou koffie in die bed
Op ‘n Sondagoggend?
4. Wat is dan die
Jy is lief vir my
Beskerm my teen die lewe