Di Smith - Awesome SA
(Photo : Life Times)
“YOU HAVEN’T BEEN ANYWHERE”
A note from a local icon in her own right. Di Smith is the author of You’re Awesome and Awesome South Africa, and the driving force behind several of South Africa’s most successful upliftment initiatives through her foundation Awesome SA. Her man Guy, is the inspiration behind, among others, the landmark developments Gowrie and Prince’s Grant, and both were recent visitors to Summerhill and Hartford House. The occasion marked the 60th year in business of one of our capital city’s most celebrated law firms, Venn, Nemeth & Hart.
Di wrote: “I sat down at my computer after arriving back from Summerhill to find this quotation on my desktop and immediately thought of you. “Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is a triumph of some enthusiasm” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I want to thank you for the foresight, enthusiasm, dedication and hard work with which you and Cheryl have created Summerhill. It is indeed a place of excellence, not only in KwaZulu-Natal, but takes its place among the best stud farms in the world. That you have achieved such greatness is through the “triumph of enthusiasm”. Endeavours such as yours, situated in the heart of the Natal Midlands, fills me with the strength I need to continue with Awesome SA, often in the face of adversity. You and Cheryl are among the people of every race, colour and creed who have stood together and are standing together right now, at the beginning of 2012, working towards creating a positive future for this beloved country of ours. For this I thank you!
Guy will not doubt be writing to you himself to thank you for inspiring the partners of Venn, Nemeth & Hart. He was delighted with what appears to be a positive outcome by his partners spending an afternoon and evening with you at Summerhill on Wednesday.
With many thanks once again for your inspiring and continual enthusiasm for Summerhill and this amazing country in which we live”.
Some praise from some lady.