This post was originally written in honor of Nelson’s 94th birthday, today it is reposted in honor of a life that exceeded the expectations of mankind. The world may be a little bit dimmer today with the enduring loss of Nelson Mandela, but his light will shine on through all he has touched … thankfully that number is unable to be measured.
Happy 94th Birthday Nelson Mandela!
I decided to share some of the wishes he has received in honor of this milestone, we should all be so fortunate to be viewed in such a positive light. Just look at that smile!
The Obamas: “On a personal note, our family has been inspired by Madiba’s example, and has deeply appreciated the time we have spent with him, and his wisdom, grace and generosity of spirit.”
Peter Hain: Nelson Mandela seems to encompass all that is best about us on our best day. He represents democracy, tolerance, humanity, courage, leadership. We would all like to live up to those standards in our everyday life. Very few of us manage to.”
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: The greatest gift the nation could give Mandela on Wednesday would be “to emulate his magnanimity and grace.” “Mr. Mandela taught us to love ourselves, to love one another and…
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This a beautiful piece. I too was born July 18th, and he’s such a hero to me…his magnanimity alone humbled me more than I can ever say…Thanks Top for reblogging.