As we mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela I reflect on the life lessons he embodied.
I admire his forgiveness and perseverance!
Couldn’t we all learn and grow from these attributes that he personified?
How many of us could keep a loving heart after being incarcerated for 27 years?
As an adult man, husband, mentor and business owner, I try to follow these attributes. Sometimes life throws obstacles in our lives to present us with the opportunity to grow. There were times when I didn’t want to deal with these “opportunities.”
Could you imagine being in Nelson Mandela’s position when he was a young man?
Had a chat this evening with a young man I mentor: “Mr. Roddy, How could Mr. Mandela be incarcerated for 27 years and not remain angry toward the people who incarcerated him? I’m only 25 and it’s hard for me to understand.”
“It is hard to understand, I admire his forgiveness and perseverance.” I responded.
Rest in peace Mr. Mandela, you have inspired us all!