Inspirational blog goes viral;

Inspirational blog goes viral; reminds us why we love SA

Sharon Atkins, a South African businesswoman, blogger and self-proclaimed optimist, is taking the web by storm with her simple reminder of what makes South Africa so darn great.

Inspirational blog goes viral;

Sharon’s motivational manner extends beyond the cyber-pages of her blog. She is a writer and researcher, a media consultant and a makeover specialist.

Sharon writes about all things she is passionate about, and her homeland is just one of them. “I am patriotic and passionate and a huge advocate for South Africa and am forever the optimist,” claims Sharon.

Her blog post entitled What I love about South Africa is doing the social media rounds, and for all the right reasons:

The People

This is what I see – a talented, diverse, funny, open, warm, industrious bunch of people who just want to do well, provide for their families and make this a better place to live in.

The Scenery

What can I say, I am in love with the beaches, mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, sunsets, farms and winelands. In a day I can climb Table Mountain, swim in the icy Atlantic, walk through Newlands forest and end the day sipping on a world class wine at a wine farm while watching a magnificent sunset.

The Music

Some awesome music coming out of our country and taking not only us but the world by storm. Jeremy Loops, Spoek Mathambo, Goodluck, Goldfish, Freshly Ground, Beatenberg, Rubber Duc, Al Bairre and Mi Casa are just some of my favourites, they are all just so friggin cool. And there are so many more…

The Beaches

I grew up swimming in the warm Indian Ocean and now live 5 minutes away from the chilly Atlantic Ocean. I have scuba dived with sharks at Aliwal shoal and swum with dolphins at Sodwana bay. There is something for everyone in our vast oceans that border South Africa from canoeing and fishing to surfing and SUPíng.

The Creativity

From design expos and music festivals to art and theatre shows the creativity, innovation, and genius coming out of South Africa constantly inspires us. Creative projects abound and our massively talented South African creatives are making waves around the world.

The Industry

Some of the big industries and money makers in South Africa include tourism, breweries, the wine industry, agriculture, mining, media, medical and technology.

The Culture

An amazing diversity of people with a rich history. The 11 different official languages, cultural traditions and a diverse population add to the vibrancy of our ‘’rainbow nation”. 

The Comedians

Such great talent and a special brand of funny, our very own Trever Noah, Riaad Moosa, Marc Lottering, Nic Rabinowitz, Alan Committie, Loyiso Gola, David Kau to name a few…

The Icons

Steve Biko, Lady Smith Black Mambazo, Pieter Dirk Uys, Nelson Mandela, Miriam Makeba, Desmond Tutu, Nadine Gordimer and Hugh Masekela are just some of our greatest South African giants.

The Sport

We have produced some super, smart and stunning sports people across many fields but especially- rugby, cricket, golf, swimming, surfing, and athletics.

And if that’s not enough, we have Kirstenbosch Gardens, The Kruger National Park, The Drakensberg and the Garden Route.

Beauty is out there – we just need to open our eyes.