Because sometimes you get only one chance….


Because sometimes you get only one chance….that is why. I believe in trying to make the best of each moment. I don’t always succeed(unfortunately) but I try.

I try to be friendly, kind and accommodating. I try to love more, live more and understand more.

I’ve waited for 3 weeks for my one cactus to open it’s flowers. It only happens once a year for one day. Everyday I thought maybe this is the day. But then alas no. Yesterday was THE day and this morning the flowers were all wilted. Luckily I took the time to take a picture and now I can share it with you all.


Why do I try my best?

Because sometimes you get only one chance…….


I have linked up with the global Five Minute Friday Community, bloggers join together to write freely on one prompt for Five Minutes.  

Who am I and why am I here?

Let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda Calitz and I am a follower of Jesus Christ, a wife, a daughter and a friend. I am a teacher and I love my job. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I’ve decided to write this blog because I LOVE writing and sharing experiences.

Welcome and make yourself comfortable. It there is anything that you’d like to ask please do.

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31 Days of blessings

I am excited to announce that in October I will be taking part in the 31 days of 5 minute free writes. My theme will be 31 Days of blessings. I really have so much to be thankful for!

Day 1: It is my wedding anniversary today and I am blessed to be married.

Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

Day 3: My mom is a blessing.

Day 4: My sister is a blessing (sometimes in disguise lol)

Day 5: My grandma was a blessing

Day 6: My brother and his wife is a blessing

Day 7: Our Dogs are a blessing

Day 8: I am blessed by music

Day 9: I am blessed by music (2)

Day 10: I am blessed to have a testimony.

Day 11: Jesus gave His life for you.

Day 12: No matter what happens He will make something good out of it.

Day 13:Jesus never stops loving you.

Day 14: Jesus wants what is best for you.

Day 15: You are able to overcome anything through His guidance and your belief in Him.

Day 16:There is always a rainbow somewhere. Just look for it.

Day 17: Prayer is a blessing

Day 18: God can use you no matter how broken you are.

Day 19: God gave you a talent as a blessing.

Day 20:He allows things to happen to you in order for you to help others.

Please click here for a list of posts about Blessings. Please like my Facebook page to stay informed.

31 Blessings


So ANA is behind is…finally. ANA stands for Annual National Assessment and all government schools must take part. It is to standardize education in South Africa. We’ve been practicing for months and really tried our best. Now it is time to wait for the results…pam..pam..pam. See you again next year ANA.

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Butch and Nastia’s new ball

20140916_160136We have a small pond in our garden. Butch and Nastia really enjoys tanking items out of the water. Today was no exception as my mom just gave them a new ball. At first they didn’t know exactly what to do but when they got the hang of it you could hear splashing of water and their barks as they enjoyed playing with the ball in the water.  20140916_155950 20140916_155954 20140916_155959 20140916_160002 20140916_160006 20140916_160121 20140916_160125


Read more about our dogs here, here and here.

Go to Michelle’s weekly pet challenge page for morepetchallenge posts about amazing pets.