When I read Nelson Mandela’s book The Long Walk to Freedom I understood what greatness actually was for the first time in my life. Trust me…if you have never read this book…you NEED to.
When traveling through Africa many years ago I was privileged to see the legacy that Nelson Mandela had set in place for the day he passed from us.
Sadly today is that day.
Many spout about ideals.
Many say we need to make this world a better place.
Very few people in this world actually put this in to practise. Especially when it comes at a cost to themselves.
Nelson Mandela was one of those few individuals.
I am grateful he was born.
I am grateful he lived the life he did.
And my tears at his passing are not for him. They are for the many who never took his words to heart or put them to action. For they are truly the lost ones.
“Death is something inevitable. 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 1996 Hamba Kahle Tata