Every year on Nelson Mandela’s birthday,
the people aim to highlight his 67 years
of selfless dedication to fighting for peace,
reconciliation, and democracy by doing good for others.
It’s one day of the year
where people are asked
to spend 67 minutes of their time
performing selfless acts for the less fortunate…
“Our children are our greatest treasure.”
Youth Day is a day South Africans pay tribute to the youth that was ambushed by the apartheid regime police in Soweto on 16 June 1976. On June 16, 1976, thousands of black students gathered to protest from their schools to Orlando Stadium. … Hundreds of students were killed as a result
“Nelson Mandela’s birthday is today, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.”
So today in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, people around the world are giving 67 minutes of their time to help another person. It’s a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.
In the streets of the city
his light radiates,
in the hearts of our nation
his truth permeates.
Father of Africa,
your legacy survived,
we lift each other’s burdens,
so love can arise!
*The meaning of Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika (Xhosa) is “God (Lord) Bless Africa”
My other son…..my Earth Angel.
“Tell the truth, traveller, or you create issues hard to overcome later.”
― Elaina J. Davidson, The Kinfire Tree
Dedicated to my Sage also named *Satish by his friends from India, my beloved son.
Your honesty was truly noble……..
What happens when great Sages pass,
are their words lost
in a heedless morass,
does the sinkhole of broken dreams,
confine their residual beams!
Hold on to the raw honesty of being;
give courage to souls out there bleeding!
Crimson rivers of honesty,
to grow consciously!
Keepsakes of what being human really means,
embedded with a soulful guarantee!
Particles of pain,
trying to explain!
throw down your mask,
relinquish this hollow humanity…
*The name Satish means “one who speaks the truth”.