Tuesday, September 6, 2011


We should see Gods hand in everything that happens to us.......

I suffer from asthma and during the dry winter months, my hometown is absolutely unsuitable for me. There are gold mines, and the dust that comes from the mine dumps makes it impossible for me to breath properly as it induces my asthma. Due to circumstances beyond our control we cannot move away to a more suitable environment, so I often visit one of my daughters during the winter months. This year I saw once again how God works in mysterious ways...

A cloud of dust lifting off a mine dump

Another cloud of dust from the dump 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Not many people can boast great grandchildren, but I can. I have one great grandson and one great granddaughter.
Shayne on his 7th birthday

Bianca showing off her "jewelry"

Besides being able to see them develop into real little people, I am very privileged to be in a position to help the boy get to grips with his first year at school.

He is a very active little boy and finds it difficult to sit still long enough to concentrate. His teacher insisted that he should be put on treatment for ADD even though he has not been tested correctly for ADD. We are all dead set against any kind of drugs, especially for little ones, so everyone has stood together and we are watching his diet making sure that he eats healthy food without artificial coloring, preservatives and too much sugar.

I offered to take him under my wing and oversee his homework. Although he is very sharp and quick when it comes to Maths, when I started helping him with his reading, he could not even recognize a word by spelling it. He also could not remember the letters, getting confused with d's, b's and p's.  Now, after three months of working with him intensely every afternoon, he has improved to such an extent that he gets 100% for his reading.

I am very proud of the way he has improved, but I am also thankful that I may have played a small role in getting him this far. He is reading well and puts expression into what he reads as apposed to his monotonous little voice and stilted reading in the past.

I thank God every day for the privilege and opportunity that He granted me in helping to get one of His children on the road to success. He loves reading so much now, that he wants to read more and more every day. He is never keen to keep to the time table the teacher set him for his reading, insisting on reading at least twice the number of pages that are set for him.

If I didn't suffer so badly with asthma, I would not have been here to help him, so it was a blessing in disguise. We must look for the good in everything that happens to us, even though it is sometimes very difficult. It is too easy to simply say: "Why does it always have to happen to me"  or  "I always have bad luck, no matter what I do"

Be thankful every day that we are showered with blessings. If we look in the right places, we will find them. Unfortunately human nature is such that it is easier to find the bad rather than looking just a little harder for the blessing in disguise. As long as we believe that our way is set out by God, then we will also manage to find the good in everything. Nothing is ALL bad - there is always something good as well.

Let us all look for the silver lining rather than only seeing the dark clouds and thank the Lord for that silver lining.

Find the silver lining - it IS there


Unknown said...

I love you and your heart and mind and life Hyla! This is very special, this post, this message and this story. I am so glad you get to be there for these two sweet grand children of yours and God's!

I wish we could get back to doing more together again online and on Skype. I plan on Skype marketing offerings still... viral rebrandable ebooks and videos of my Skype Tips and also membership....

I want to brand my name and Skype in the domain this time.... still working on picking a good domain name. Skype me and I will tell you my ideas for the domain so far. I would love your opinion.

Have you seen my Skype Directory yet? Skypechat.net

Its growing nicely now... and I have my first testimonial from my first paying customer ($9 Featured Listing). He listed his room and got a new customer! He said, "I got my $9 back! Thanks to your directory!"

Cool huh?

Hyla Weimann said...

Thank you so much for the comment, Julie. I will get together with you on Skype as soon as our internet problems are sorted out.
For those who don't know Julie Wolf, she has been my friend for many years and has a great knowledge of Skype and how to best use it in business.
You can find her blog by going to http://incomeassurance.com/blog
Do visit it and see what a great source of information it is.

Lael Johnson said...

Hi Hyla,
You are one of my silver linings. Thanks for a glorious post. Glad to hear you have another reader in your family.



Johan Lamprecht said...

What a wonderful and blessed piece of work Hyla. As always, you inspire me and I thank you for being the kind and soft hearted person I have knwon for somr time now.
You are an instrument God uses to touch other people. Amen!

Bennett said...

Great post! I'm glad you started posting again. There can never be too much positivity in the world.

I'll email you about the ADD thing.

Take care and keep posting. Tell your friends about my blog as well! They might enjoy it.