Monday, July 18, 2011

HAPPY 93rd BIRTHDAY, NELSON MANDELA!!!

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
MAXMOM here...
(Maxdog wishing Madiba a Happy Birthday - 2009)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NELSON MANDELA!!!

This morning at 8:05am, our country and the world will unite in singing a special 'Happy Birthday' song to our icon, Nelson Mandela, who celebrates his 93rd Birthday today. 

Children in our schools across the country have all been invited to do the same and to join in with celebrating
'Mandela monday'.

On this special day, people are being called to service - to donate 67 minutes of their time - in honour of this great man.

I am a strong supporter of the 'Lead South Africa' campaign, whose motto is:

"BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE"



I encourage my readers to visit their website and to support this amazing initiative.

The way I personally approach this, is to look inwards - towards those things, about myself, that I would like to see improved. It's things like 'kindness', 'patience', 'perserverence', 'self-control', 'positivity', 'becoming and example to others' and in particular the theme of this blog:

"SHARING, CARING and UPLIFTING"

On this special day, I encourage you too, to follow this vision of looking for the change you want to see and also to  'Become the change you want to see'. Perhaps you will choose to spend some time reflecting with me and discovering what change you would like to make.

Although this might sound small, imagine if everyone did it. 
Together, we can all become a driving force.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADIBA!
Thank you for what you have taught us!
We wish you many, many more happy, healthy days!

Sending lotsaluv and wishing all my readers a

HAPPY MANDELA MONDAY!


6 comments:

Becky said...

What an inspiring message. Thank you. Will do.

Jake of Florida said...

We're with you in spirit -- and think 67 minutes is such a small moment of time to thank someone who has done so much for his country and the world. Michelle Obama, when interviewed after her visit with him said all she could say was Thank you! Thank you!..Joan

Lorenza said...

Pawesome post!
Happy Birthday to Mr. Mandela!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Benny and Lily said...

Happee Birthday Mr. Mandela
Benny & Lily

Tessa the Maltese said...

What a Great Post! Thanks Toby and MaxMom!

Happy Birthday Mr. Mandela!

woos, Tessa

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Even here in the States folks who admire Mr. Mandela performed good works in his honor. He is truly a South African treasure to be loved and honored - so precious to heart and soul.