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Posted by Frans Nel | 24 June 2022 | My Friday Story
No Way Around but Through | #MyFridayStory No. 246

Gravity doesn’t care if you don’t believe in it. I love maths. I’m not good at it, but I love it. I love it for its lack of wiggle room....

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Posted by Frans Nel | 17 June 2022 | My Friday Story
When Someone Believes in You | #MyFridayStory No. 245

By the time you’re an adult, you’ve been overlooked thousands of times. It’s not appreciation we crave. It’s having someone believe in you. Someone you trust thinks you’re a sure...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 09 June 2022 | My Friday Story
Friends For Life | #MyFridayStory No. 244

Friendships come and go. If you’re lucky, a few last a lifetime. Both my Parents were highly gregarious. Their hospitality and friendliness to everyone and anyone garnered from their platteland...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 03 June 2022 | My Friday Story
The Cost of Fitting In | #MyFridayStory No. 243

When you’re growing up, being part of the in-crowd seems all-important. To some, it’s imperative. I grew up in a six-member family – we were four kids. My older Brother,...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 27 May 2022 | My Friday Story
From Match to Miracle | #MyFridayStory No. 242

The miracle of life starts with a match. Two people can come together and create a new life. That places us in the realms of the gods. That passion and...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 20 May 2022 | My Friday Story
Should I Fake a Limp? | #MyFridayStory No. 241

Seen on a beggar’s signboard: Should I fake a limp? Although you may smile, you wonder what it would take for us to notice the plight of a struggling fellow...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 13 May 2022 | My Friday Story
But Can You Be Taught? | #MyFridayStory No. 240

My Brother always used to say, a university degree proves you can be taught. Being teachable is a skill that can be learnt. Learning something new takes effort. Not momentary...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 06 May 2022 | My Friday Story
Punching Above Your Weight | #MyFridayStory No. 239

The image of a bully being knocked out by the skinniest kid on the playground is appealing to most people. We silently root for the underdog having their day and...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 29 April 2022 | My Friday Story
Gone Fishing | #MyFridayStory No. 238

You should write your own eulogy. I’ve been writing mine for over 20 years and it’s titled, “When I die”. It may seem like a self-indulgent or depressing exercise, but...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 22 April 2022 | My Friday Story
Catching People Doing Things Right | #MyFridayStory No. 237

It’s easy pointing out other people’s flaws and mistakes. When was the last time you were told, “You’re doing a great job!”? When last did you say, “Well done” or,...

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