Today was the day twenty-five years ago that Nelson Mandela was released from prison after twenty-seven years spent living there. He went on to do amazing things that most of us have had for decades and took for granted.
I am grateful for his decision to not be bitter after so many years locked away and him not only deciding to NOT be bitter, but to do something about the situation that his country was in. He didn’t say, “Well, I’ve done my time, it’s someone else’s turn to step into the spotlight and fix things.” No. He said, “I still have something left in me that is needed and I’m going to give it, because I can. So I will.”
And so he did.
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