Day 37: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela died last night. We all sort of saw it coming, but at the same time it’s a shock. On the first day of  this month, I told my mum, he’s made it this far, he’ll see Christmas. That didn’t happen. Let’s not regret what he didn’t do; let’s not regret what we haven’t done; let’s just use the sorrow we feel at the passing of such a great man, to learn a lesson or two.

1. Serve Others

2. Actually Do Something

Leave  this world better than you found it. You are successful so long as you can look back at your life and know that when you saw something that wasn’t good, you made an effort to change it; when you saw something that was good, you made an effort to improve on it; and when you faced obstacles and name-calling you persevered through it all, with the faith that you’ll come out the other side.

Thanks, Madiba. Go on, party in heaven for a job well done! ;D

“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, a man who should be remembered because he tried, even when he could have given up and he forgave, when he really didn’t have to.

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