Thursday, December 05, 2013


I am thankful to have witnessed a small fraction of Mandela's legacy during my trip to South Africa in the summer of 2010.

His beautiful country changed me.

Nelson Mandela is omnipresent in Johannesburg. We learned about Madiba at every turn.  

Of all of the attributes of that remarkable man, what stuck me was Nelson Mandela's magnificent capacity for forgiveness. If a man who is imprisoned for 27 years can forgive his captors, I could become a more forgiving person, too. I could hold less grudges. I could be a better person.

He inspired me. He inspired countless others. 

We are so lucky, to have lived in the world with Nelson Mandela.


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