“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” (Nelson Mandela)
Today would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Nelson Mandela died in 2013 after a life spent fighting for democracy and equality in South Africa. But his memory lives on. His life, his legacy, the inspirations, the path to truth, justice and democracy that he stood for at all times made him phenomenal. He didn’t just sit down to watch poverty ruin the lives of his people, he didn’t just sit and watch injustice take away precious lives of his people, he couldn’t sit down to watch dictatorship and undemocratic governance take its course for eternity; instead he rose up and fought at all cost, whether it meant loosing his life, he stood for what he believed was right.
He left so much for our leaders across Africa and the world at large to learn from. He was a servant leader who gave his best for his people, who selflessly lived to rebuild his community for better.
Wishing everyone across the globe a Happy #NelsonMandelaDay as we remember him today. May we all strive to walk in his footsteps of peace and good governance for the good of all.