Friday, December 06, 2013
What can I say? Only that I am so grateful to have lived in this era of so much positive change effected by so many people. But Mandela has always been beside Martin Luther King as one of my heroes.
What a gentle, strong man. I can't even imagine how hard my heart would have been after being purposely, unfairly jailed for 27 years of my life's prime. I would have come out swinging. He inspired millions to do the right thing.
A friend who recently returned from South Africa said he could not believe how peacefully and genuinely cordially everyone of every race treats each other there. Oh boy, could we in the US learn something about softening our hearts after legislation has changed our way of life. Maybe some day...
Many of Oprah's guests say that we have been sent here for a purpose, that our job is to find out what our purpose is and to carry it out. I'm still trying to figure out what mine is.
Apparently Mandela did what he was sent here to do. And he did it well.