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Posted by Frans Nel | 15 December 2017 | My Friday Story
Reconciliation | #MyFridayStory No. 10

December 16th is the Day of Reconciliation in South Africa. The date, chosen for its historical significance to both black and white South Africans, became a national holiday in 1995,...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 08 December 2017 | My Friday Story
The Other Son | #MyFridayStory No. 9

In most cultures you will find a version of the story of the prodigal son. The essence of the story involves a wealthy businessman with two sons. The eldest son...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 01 December 2017 | My Friday Story
“You Have Worked, My Child” | #MyFriday Story No. 8

In the Zulu culture, there is a wonderful phrase that is spoken when someone has achieved a major milestone or something of significance. “Siya kubongela mtanami usebenzile.” There are a...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 24 November 2017 | My Friday Story
Declare Yourself | #MyFridayStory No. 7

Most of us know someone or have a friend who, after enjoying a meal or drinks together, when the bill is presented, their money and credit cards are at home....

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Posted by Frans Nel | 17 November 2017 | My Friday Story
A Daily Dose of Kindness & Tolerance | #MyFridayStory No. 6

In this past week, Monday the 13th of November was World Kindness Day, and Thursday the 16th was International Day of Tolerance. It’s fitting that these two days should be celebrated in the...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 10 November 2017 | My Friday Story
An Indigenous Gift | #MyFridayStory No. 5

A good friend and colleague of mine gives her clients thoughtful Christmas gifts each year. For some years, I was fortunate to be on her Christmas list and attended her...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 03 November 2017 | My Friday Story
Handkerchiefs and Caring | #MyFridayStory No. 4

Growing up, I can remember us kids drawing up a list of the gifts we were going to get my Mom and Dad for Christmas. We would have to work...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 27 October 2017 | My Friday Story
On Being #LikeAGirl | #MyFridayStory No. 3

If you have never seen the Always #LikeAGirl campaign from a few years back, do yourself a favour, spare the three minutes and watch it. It challenges some of the prejudices men...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 20 October 2017 | My Friday Story
On Being Human | #MyFridayStory No. 2

October 17th was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. For most of us, it passed like any other day. If you have a safe place to sleep, food in...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 13 October 2017 | My Friday Story
On Being an Artist | #MyFridayStory No. 1

Not only the artist that makes music, or paints, sculpts, designs and builds, but every person that has ever made themselves vulnerable, understands what it takes to be an artist....

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