Our deepest fear…

‘I am fundamentally an optimist.
Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet
moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays
defeat and death.’

67 minutes is all it takes to make a difference – Madiba gave his life for change in South Africa the least we can do is act and be part of this legacy.

‘A leader. . . is like a shepherd.
He stays behind the flock, letting
the most nimble go out ahead,
whereupon the others follow, not realising that all along they are being directed from behind’’

Even from above Madiba is leading us, the father of a Nation uniting us in a plight to make a difference in our society however small or big lets all be LEADERS.

For to be free is not merely to
cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others’

Freedom is a big word and not many have the opportunity to experience this, with our help we can make someone experience this for one day, not even one day but for the rest of their life as 67 minutes can change a mindset to think positively and perhaps free them from the shackles of their circumstances.

‘I have walked that long road to
freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.’

Do not let your circumstances stop you from helping someone in need, a mere smile can change the world and this takes no effort at all, we all go through stumbling blocks in life but the gift or giving comes back tenfold when we least expect it.

‘While poverty persists, there is
no true freedom.’

Its starts with US to make a difference, one man CAN make a change happen.

‘I have fought against white
domination, and I have fought
against black domination. I have
cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal, which I hope to live for
and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.’

Giving has no boundaries – Age, Race, Sex this is not a factor we all have the ability to make an impact in someones life, it is OUR choice to make that a positive and long lasting experience.

‘It is never my custom to use
words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.’

Your voice is a powerful tool, you can use this by reading a book to a child, sharing experiences with an older person in an Old Age Home, Speaking out against Woman and Child Abuse – We all have a voice. Let yourself be heard, do not be afraid to speak your mind.

‘If I had my time over I would
do the same again, so would any
man who dares call himself a man.’

Time is precious, use your time wisely so that you can look back and say that it was time well spent.

‘I can only say that I felt morally
obliged to do what I did.’

Do not do something to impress others, rather do things to make a difference in their lives.

Social equality is the only basis
of human happiness.’

We all come from different backgrounds but we all have one thing in common, that is to be happy….why not be that person who makes someone happy.

‘Difficulties break some men
but make others.’

Use your circumstances to help others, talk about your experiences it might motivate or inspire another – USE YOUR VOICE.

Great anger and violence can
never build a nation. We are
striving to proceed in a manner and towards a result, which will ensure that all our people, both black and white, emerge as victors.’

Violence never got a society anywhere, we need to build a future for our children stop the hate and focus on LOVE.

‘I can rest only for a moment,
for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not
linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.’

Lets use the responsibility awarded us by Madiba to contribute to a greater good, he believed in us. It is now time for us to believe in ourselves.

‘If you want to make peace with
your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.’

If we all working towards a common goal there will be no enemies to speak of, we will all be friends, a nation UNITED.

‘Man’s goodness is a flame that
can be hidden but never
extinguished.’

We all have a burning desire, a talent that wakes us up in the morning, express this, show the world who and what you are capable of – SHINE BRIGHT.

‘Our deepest fear is not that we
are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in
some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates
others.’ – Mandela quoting
Marianne Williamson

One of my favourite qoutes and a strong message, bring out your inner child and live without fear – You are meant to SHINE.

‘I learnt 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.’

Be brave, lets all challenge ourselves and give back its only 67 minutes.

‘I like friends who have
independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.’

Who knows through this experience you might make a new friend or two.

‘For to be free is not merely to
cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others’

Lets cast off our chains from reality and live the beautiful dream, A NATION UNITED.

‘Do not judge me by my
successes, judge me by how manytimes I fell down and got back up again.’

What will you be doing with your time?

I wish you all success in whatever you do and lets not just do it on this day but lets try and do something for change each and everyday.

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