While we're celebrating Nelson Mandela's birthday and his wonderful legacy of peace, humility, justice and freedom this whole week, I thought that you might appreciate famous words spoken by the man himself.
Inpiring, uplifting - wow!
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership".
"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner".
"It always seems impossible until its done".
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart".
"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".
"I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself".
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
And one of my personal favourites:
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination". Remember, each small gesture does make a difference! Let's keep on giving, sharing and being kind throughout the year!