Saturday, 14 December 2013

Nelson Mandela

I was on the brink of adulthood in 1994 when South Africa held their first ever open polls. I clung to all of the news reports with such anticipation. I watched anxiously as a nation voted for their collective freedom. I kept newspaper clippings and saved them in a scrapbook, highlighting paragraphs and quotes that spoke to me with red pen.

Hope is so incredibly powerful. I feel blessed to have been a witness to such an event. Looking back I can see that it was a pivotal time in my life. Watching Nelson Mandela lead his country to freedom and carry on to change the world taught me just what could be achieved with grace, strength, courage.

Sharing this lifetime with Nelson Mandela influenced my life a great deal. I'll honor his memory by trying to live mindfully by his example. 

A truly human being, he showed us what our best could be. Rest in peace.

Belinda x

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