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14/07/2020
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“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Nelson Mandela

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay


NMF CE Sello Hatang launches Mandela Day 2020: Give a special focus on Food & Nutrition as well as Education and Sanitation. This year’s slogans are: Take Action. Inspire Change. Make every day a Mandela Day.

November 2009 – in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, UN General Assembly declares 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day”. Resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in conflict resolution; race relations; promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups; the fight against poverty; the promotion of social justice. The resolution acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world. UNO on Nelson Mandela International Day

What is Mandela Day? On July 18th, leaders and ordinary people around the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day; it is celebrated in honor of the life and works of the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Tata Madiba, Khulu, Dalibhunga, who passed away in 2013. Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and politician. He was fondly known as “the father of the nation,” and his life and struggles are a reminder of the resilience of the human heart, and a determination to do what truly matters for the good of all. As the first black elected leader of a free South Africa, he worked hard to reconcile all its people to forgive the atrocities of the past and move forward as a united nation. His determination to move his country toward peace, truth, and reconciliation is also a reminder that we can work together to overcome the ill-will and petty hatreds that are rampant around the globe. This year and every year, let us all remember to add our voices: Take Action. Inspire Change. Make every day a Mandela Day.

If we are to thrive as a global community, especially in the face of the current pandemic, we must work together for the sake of our collective humanity and our nations. Even though Mandela grew up under the oppressive apartheid system, and fought to see South Africa become a free nation for all its people, he never bore any hatred for his oppressors. His Nelson Mandela Foundation continues to remind us to help those in need and foster a spirit of global unity. We live in difficult times and we need to get back to following a path of heartfelt compassion and consideration for all humanity. To celebrate this great teacher, leader, father, and humanitarian, I have included quotes from him in this post.

NELSON MANDELA QUOTES
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.
I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy, and freedom for all.”
“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.”
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
“The road we have walked has been built by the contributions of all of us. The tools we have used on that road have been fashioned by all of us. The future we face is that of all of us.”
Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people, in a way that little else does.”
“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.”
To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: Be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future.” All by Nelson Mandela

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“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.” Nelson Mandela

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay


Letshego Zulu shows her support for #Each1Feed1 Campaign

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. Wikipedia

Nelson Mandela’s Biography: When we read about Mandela’s life, we meet a man who left a shining legacy of determination and duty. He devoted 67 years of his life on this planet to service and spent 27 of those years as a prisoner on Robben Island, banished to a lifetime of hard labor by the Apartheid led regime. That he survived it to become a beacon of hope for many in South Africa and beyond is remarkable. He also became that nation’s first democratically elected black leader. Nelson Mandela was a man of integrity who never sought vengeance for the abuse he endured. He championed the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to hear, evaluate, and forgive the atrocities committed during the apartheid regime. I would encourage all to read Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, published in 1994.

This year’s anniversary is poignant in that we are facing a global pandemic that has decimated lives and economies around the globe. We can all act in more considerate ways by contributing to campaigns like the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s #Each1Feed1 Campaign, by supporting it and any other organizations that help those in need, and by respecting the CDC dictates that advice us on how to protect each other from getting the COVID 19 virus.  Ending Poverty mattered to Mandela and it remains a grave concern around the world because despite the abundance we see in some parts of the world, 1.3 billion people live in abject poverty. 1 billion are children, 850 million don’t have enough food to eat, and 750 million lack adequate water in their areas.  The Nelson Mandela Foundation invites us all to do our bit by contributing to those folks in need in our communities, by advocating for changes that will help more people get access to resources and by being mindful and conscious of our consumption and impact on the resource supply around the world.

NELSON MANDELA QUOTES
As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”
The very fact that racism degrades both the perpetrator and the victim commands that, if we are true to our commitment to protect human dignity, we fight on until victory is achieved.”
I am continuing to struggle for human rights.”
“A blind pursuit of popularity has nothing to do with revolution.”
Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.”
The time for healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.”
We shall never forget how millions of people around the world joined us in solidarity to fight the injustice of our oppression while we were incarcerated.”
We have pursued the journey to freedom and dignity for all.”
Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity, and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
If I had my time over I would do the same again, so would any man who dares call himself a man.” All by Nelson Mandela

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for JUN – JUL 2020 are:

JUNE

06/01 – 02 BLACKOUT DAY,
06/07 – 13 St Anthony
06/14
06/21 – 19 Juneteenth, 20 World Refugee Day, 21 International Yoga, 21 Father’s Day, 24 St John the Baptist, 26 Against Illicit Trafficking,
06/28 – 30 BET Awards

JULY

07/01 – 01 SUMMER, 04 Independence Day, 06 D-Day,
07/05 – 07 World Chocolate Day
07/12 – 18 Nelson Mandela Day,
07/19 – 24 International Self-Care Day
07/26 – 28 Parents Day, 30 International Day of Friendship, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

 

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“I hoped that life might offer me the opportunity to serve my people and make my own humble contribution to the freedom struggle.” Nelson Mandela

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

 

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay


Mandela Day 2019 – The Next Chapter – Call to Action

 

Peace is not just the absence of conflict; peace is the creation of an environment where all can flourish, regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, class, caste, or any other social markers of difference. Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s Legacy & Recognition:  Over the years, the UN has recognized Nelson Mandela in so many ways. There is the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize awarded every five years “to recognize the achievements of those who dedicated their lives to the service of humanity as guided by the purposes and principles of the UN while honoring and paying homage to Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition, and social transformation.” The first winners of the prize established in 2015 were Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia and Mr. Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. In September 2018, leaders from around the world gathered at the UN in NY to pay tribute to Mandela and to adopt a political declaration of the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace (2019 – 2028) “The Declaration saluted Mr. Mandela for his humility, forgiveness, and compassion, acknowledging as well his contribution to the struggle for democracy and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.” May his life and legacy continue to inspire us all to remember to give back for the sake of our shared humanity.

NELSON MANDELA QUOTES
Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mines, that a child of farmworkers can become president of a great nation.”
One of the very sad realities today is that very few people, especially young people, read books. Unless we can find imaginative ways of addressing this reality, future generations are in danger of losing their history.”
We watched our children growing without our guidance… and when we did come out, my children said, ‘We thought we had a father and one day he’d come back. But to our dismay, our father came back and he left us alone because he has now become the father of the nation.”
We join hands with our neighbors and the peoples of Africa to work for development and peace; for democracy and human rights
My friends, let your watchwords be: truth and freedom.
It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”
“We are all human, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic affects us all in the end. If we discard people who are dying from AIDS, then we can no longer call ourselves people.”
“A common touch is of immense advantage, especially on the part of a head of state.”
“I had no time to brood. I enjoyed reading and writing letters and that occupied my mind completely, except when I learned of the harsh experiences of my family, that naturally disturbed me.” All by Nelson Mandela

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Positive Motivation Tip: A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela

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37 Comments leave one →
  1. Cristina Petrini permalink
    15/07/2020 12:56 am

    On this important day, remembering his actions and paying homage to his beloved daughter who recently passed away, these phrases are a ray of sunshine.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:43 am

      Yes, Zinzi passed away on Sunday and her indomitable spirit will be missed. May she rest in peace. Mandela Day is on Saturday.

  2. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    15/07/2020 1:12 am

    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
    -Nelson Mandela
    I love this quote since I agree to it, we humans are loving and caring creature in which it is natural for us to love and help people in need.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:42 am

      Indeed, I agree with you and Mandela that it is taught/learned. Hatred is taught and it begins in our homes and in our hearts.

  3. Kate Loves Travel permalink
    15/07/2020 4:05 am

    I didn’t realise there was a Nelson Mandela Day. Thanks for sharing so many inspiring quotes from an amazing man…

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:41 am

      I appreciate the feedback.

  4. William Sweeneey permalink
    15/07/2020 4:23 am

    Mandela is one of the most powerful examples of what true leadership looks like. His story is incredible, and I have not often seen one that matches his in terms of accomplishment, hurdles, and spirit.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:40 am

      I completely agree with you. Plus he was a man of great humilty and wisdom.

  5. Elle permalink
    22/07/2020 5:03 am

    Nelson Mandela was an amazing man. The quote you shared really resonated with me. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Nelson Mandela

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:03 pm

      It did with me too. Well said, Mandela!

  6. jamozax permalink
    22/07/2020 8:03 pm

    He was indeed a great man and a great leader. Most of the leaders today love more being bosses than leaders. I think all his quotes are inspiring and loving. One of my favorites is “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.”
    Thanks for sharing this informative article.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:00 pm

      That is one of my favorites too. 🙂

  7. Alyssa permalink
    23/07/2020 4:58 am

    Nelson Mandela spent his life calling on citizens and world leaders to work together to end extreme poverty, and to protect the human rights of all people no matter who they are or where they come from. We all need to celebrate and continue his legacy.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:00 pm

      Completely agree… sadly, we are not there yet.

  8. Marjie Mare permalink
    23/07/2020 4:04 pm

    This is one of my favorite quotes. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. People always see and admire the final product but they don’t know what we went through to get there.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:01 pm

      Yes, that is very encouraging and empowering.

  9. bye:myself permalink
    24/07/2020 3:06 am

    After all that this man endured, he still was such a mellow and friendly person. He was just an incredible leader and an inspiration for many people around the globe.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:02 pm

      Definitely. He was mellow yet tough as nails inside.

  10. Jasmine E. permalink
    24/07/2020 11:43 am

    I love the quote that if people can learn to hate, people can be taught to love. I think this is a very important statement to keep in our minds at all time especially during this time period of police brutality and racial/gender discrimination. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:02 pm

      Yes, hate is learned and love too.

  11. Mary Osadolor permalink
    25/07/2020 6:08 am

    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination, I love this quote, it’s one of Nelson Mandela’s great quotes that motivates you towards being a better person.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:02 pm

      It sure does…

  12. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    27/07/2020 3:03 am

    I admire Nelson Mandela. I know so much about him. He is like our (Philippines) Corazon Aquino who sacrificed a lot to unite his people. It is nice to know that a day is dedicated to this very noble man.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/07/2020 7:24 am

      Yes, she was a great leader too

  13. Ms. P permalink
    27/07/2020 3:10 am

    Great words of a great man! All of them so profound. Which one do you like the most?

  14. Meghana Rao permalink
    27/07/2020 4:05 am

    Very motivating, thanks for sharing.

  15. Monidipa permalink
    27/07/2020 8:16 am

    Nelson Mandela was a great man, an inspiration. All his quotes are great, especially I liked these one, ‘We join hands with our neighbors and the peoples of Africa to work for development and peace; for democracy and human rights’.

  16. Sabs permalink
    27/07/2020 10:52 am

    my favourite quote form the ones listed is this: “Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.” He was an extraordinary man, one of kind!

  17. MaJAc Collection permalink
    27/07/2020 12:32 pm

    Nelson Mandela was a true leader and very humble. I’ll forever salute him for who he was. After decades of imprisonment, he doesn’t seek revenge but continued to fight for peace. It takes a true leader to do such thing. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/07/2020 7:23 am

      I concur

  18. Christiana permalink
    27/07/2020 3:53 pm

    Nelson Mandela was a great man an absolutely rare specie and this is an awesome post.

  19. blair villanueva permalink
    27/07/2020 5:51 pm

    He got a good heart and very inspiring person. I wish we have so many Nelson Mandela in this world but again he is one of a kind. Maybe the next one isn’t born yet.

  20. Louise Smith permalink
    27/07/2020 11:10 pm

    Nelson Mandela was an absolutely amazing man. I remember my eldest learning about him at school – she loved it.

    Louise x

  21. Artemis Eats permalink
    29/07/2020 1:27 am

    One of my favorite quotese from him is ” thé algérien army made me a man” ne how je smoke of how North African rights against their invadors inspired him to fight against apartheid, it show some great pan African unity that i hope de return ro.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/07/2020 11:24 am

      Very interesting. I haven’t heard that one.

  22. Azubike Eze permalink
    29/07/2020 5:50 am

    Nelson Mandela’s words, “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again,” sticks to my mind. Thanks for sharing.

  23. momelite2 permalink
    29/07/2020 6:48 am

    What an inspiring human being. We need more people like Nelson Mandela.

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