Another Monday Man Motivation letter has hit the ZAlebs email box and this week’s one goes out to Kabelo Mabalane. We also received some love for Kabelo on our Facebook page.
Both the reader and Facebook fan have mad respect for Kabelo's journey from drugs to sobriety, and the fact that he is now firmly a family man.
Hi ZAlebs, thank you for this platform to speak my mind. I have enjoyed your Monday Motivation pieces and thought I would write my own letter to you.
I would like to put forward Kabelo Mabalane as this week's Monday Motivation. I read the story about how he turned his life around from being on drugs to now being a family man. It is a wonderful thing to see when people get their lives back on track.
I once suffered from addiction, so I know what it means to have to fight back and get things back to normal. While things will never be the same again after becoming sober again, it is a far better life than when on drugs.
I can also see how Kabelo spent that type of money on drugs, it is a dangerous game to play. Hopefully anyone reading this with an addiction will realise that it is possible to turn things around and become a better person. It is possible, but you must not be afraid to ask for help.
Inspirations are difficult to find in the entertainment industry, but Kabelo's story is one that made sense to me, and hopefully others will follow his lead.
'David' (not my real name)
Thank you for your Monday Man Motivation responses, 'David' and Thabang!
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