NELSON MANDELA 1918 - ∞
A great human being has transitioned today, sent from above on a special mission to our world.
He was a man who believed in miracles and sought to make it happen.
His light shone brightly for 95 years as a beacon for love and justice. Many followed his path joining his journey....a blazing road of turbulence and strength toward the future in the hopes that all could embrace "ubuntu" or human kindness.
May South Africa and the world at large be able to embrace his innate goodness and integrity, his deep love for humanity, and his clarity of vision for his country.
Madiba was a warrior for reconciliation and for peace with the ultimate goal being LOVE. He knew that small acts of loving kindness among individuals and even bigger acts of loving kindness on the state level could add up to BIG, BIG LOVE for South Africa and that this could ripple out to the rest of us. He was right. And we are grateful.
Thanks to Mandela and his comrades a miracle, indeed, did happen in South Africa in 1994 with the abolishment of apartheid making way for the next journey into reconciliation and peace.
Shine on us from above, Madiba, and infuse us with your courage as we are left to continue the healing you have begun. We need your courage in every county on this planet.
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." Nelson Mandela