The Book

You’re Awesome is about overcoming adversity and embracing life. It is about love, compassion and friendship. It is about communities standing together and how through the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which defines the core of what it is to be human, we can all lead happier and more fulfilling lives. It is a book for people who want to transform their own lives and influence the lives of others around them.

Preview You’re Awesome:

You’re Awesome – Living a Fulfilled Life:

Although I grew up under apartheid in South Africa, my childhood was free. I roamed our farm and explored the countryside. I grew up with love and respect for nature, our different cultures and the people of this country.

One early morning in 2006, I was driving on my own into the Shongweni Valley in Kwazulu-Natal. I had been pondering on the challenges that faced South Africa and what I could do to help my country move forward into the democratic future that was the promise of 1994.

An idea came to me with an emotion so over-whelming that I pulled off the road and cried. Since then I have been amazed and deeply grateful at what has unfolded in my life. Writing a book which I have titled You’re Awesome has been part of this journey and shows how the simple, daily practice of living into our goodness can dramatically alter our lives

This country is home to two of the wisest and most widely respected of today’s leaders, former South African president Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. We could have no finer examples before us, and I have attempted to infuse a little of their wisdom – and their magic – into the pages of my book.

The book – You’re Awesome – Living a fulfilled life – is also the fruit of my own nearly 60 years of life experience and includes many of the lessons that I have learned from the world’s greatest philosophers and spiritual leaders.

The Foreword is by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

The photographs in You’re Awesome have been taken by my good friend Terrence Mtola. His images depict the beauty of our people and the magnificence of our country.

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You’re Awesome by Di Smith is available online and at leading bookstores.

You’re Awesome – Soft Cover:

You're Awesome - Soft Cover

Price: R220.00
Author: Di Smith
ISBN: 978-0-620-49440-3
Photographs: Terrence Mtola
Cover Type: Soft cover
Binding: Section Sewn
Size: 200mm x 250mm
Publisher: Awesome SA

You’re Awesome – Hard Cover

Price: R280.00
Author: Di Smith
ISBN: 978-0-620-49441-0
Photographs: Terrence Mtola
Cover Type: Hard cover
Binding: Section Sewn
Size: 200mm x 250mm
Publisher: Awesome SA