I see the face of our dear beloved Madiba, the father of our nation, Nelson Mandela. As South Africans we celebrate the former late President Nelson Mandela’s birthday in July. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day. This affords me the opportunity to heed the call to encourage us all to make a difference. As South Africans a call goes out to give 67 minutes of your time to any act of kindness on this day.
A global movement for positive change begins with small actions. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change. As each person acts, they fuel momentum toward positive change, raising awareness and expanding the reach of Mr Mandela’s values – fighting injustice, helping people in need and practicing reconciliation.
“ It is easy to break down and destroy.
The heroes are those who make peace and build. – Nelson Mandela”
In this world, we as earthlings are all connected
Unfortunate connections, like the pandemic
Connecting us through suffering
Suffering, adding to our sorrows
Sorrows bringing on more hardship and pain
We have to hold on and keep on hoping
As we also find our connection in love and peace
Love and peace that can uplift and connect
Connect us all, to the good of this world
Let us now more than ever connect to hope!