What is Mental Health? Mental health is the well-being of one’s psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It determines how one relates to others that surround him or her, how one makes decisions and how one handles stress. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Childhood factors can go […]
Courage to Care Day Story written by Darren Maybe
The following content will be the events that were the highlight of my week. These events were random acts of kindness and showing support to some total stranger or person I know.
On August 10th I decided to pack in extra lunch with fruit and water for a homeless gentleman that I greet every day on my way to campus. I spent approximately 5-10 minutes in conversation with him. The man looked extremely grateful not just for the goodies I gave him but for the fact that someone spent time talking to him. As I walked away, I could see he was standing in the corner with tears rolling down his cheeks.
Then on August 13th, I bought myself a takeaway coffee at KFC and witnessed one of the general workers at Maynard Mall in Wynberg being rebuked by a lady and I thought to myself buy him a coffee just to put a smile on his face. As I approached him, I told him I saw what happened and gave him the coffee. With a smile on his face, he said, “thank you so much. I needed your wise words of encouragement.” If I can make someone blissful or put a smile on their face, I feel that my day was made.
The weekend of August 15th and my mom and I, including my siblings assembled and dispersed twenty-seven party packs for the less fortunate children in our surrounding community to celebrate my little brothers 3-year-old birthday. It was an absolute honour to see those kids smile. #sharingiscaring