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Thank you Madiba

28 June 2013, 18:43

As you all know by now, Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in the beginning of June.

Every where I went through Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zanzibar every one is talking about his amazing man and what he means to South Africa, Africa and the World. Everyone is praying for him and his family. Eeryone wants to know from us South Africans what is happening to our beloved Father of the Nation.

It will indeed be a sad day all around the world when Madiba passes away. I know that the whole wolrd is watching to see what happens. But the media frenzy around his illness is actually a disgrace. The media is sitting outside the hospital, outside his house – just waiting…. Waiting like vultures to break the story….

Madiba said: “I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.”

Lets not dissapoint him and grant him and his family their privacy.

Where is the dignity and respect he and his family deserves? He deserves privacy and peace not a political campaing outside his hospital room…

As Madiba him self said: “Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose”

But this is not what I want to write about.

Madiba, Tata, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is my HERO. A person I can look up to. A person that I can say “I want to be like that”. A person from wich I can learn Leadership skills. A person wich showed my how to forgive. A person that tought me how to be myself and stand for what I belive in. Unfortunately I never had the honour of meeting this inspiring man. But through his deeds and words he touch my life.

Here, I would like to share with you some of the things Madiba said that had an influence in Life according to Mazza:

Madiba says:

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

“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.”

“It always seems impossible until its done.”

“In my country we go to prison first and then become President.”

“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.”

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

“Forget the past”

“It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“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 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.”

“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.”

“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

 “There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.”

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

Madiba, I salute you. And thank you for your influence on Life According to Mazza.

For the rest of you out there, I leave you with one last thought:

“Take it upon yourself where you live to make people around you joyful and full of hope”

Nelson Roihlala Mandela, Father of a Nation

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