Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Nelson

Wishing all the way up to heaven a truly

Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela

you are still in our thoughts, sometimes more than ever in our world today.

"A good leader can engage in debate frankly
and thoroughly, knowing that at the end
 he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger.

You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed."
Nelson Mandela

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged
 to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
Nelson Mandela

"As we let our own light shine, 
we unconsciously give other people 
permission to do the same."
Nelson Mandela

"Resentment is like drinking poison 
and then hoping it will kill your enemies."
Nelson Mandela

Moments of artful absurdity keep us balanced.

Nature's gifts keep us grounded.

Childhood is a journey
we all share.

Children shake the world with blunt honesty!

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
 than the way in which it treats its children."
Nelson Mandela

May your week be filled with happiness 
take good care of you.


Anonymous said...

We should always honour and celebrate those who inspire and motivate our own positive energy. Hugs!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, we need more great leaders like Mandela. Great quotes, he was a smart man. Loved the photos and your sweet kiddies. Have a happy day and week ahead.

Elephant's Child said...

Such a wise and sorely missed man.

Cloudia said...

Bride & boy! I posted their Waikiki twins a few days ago!
I love the bunny bell sculpture, and the quotes which I am stealing :)

Thanks honey

Revrunner said...

So close to a bullseye!

RedPat said...

What a great post, Karen!

sage said...

Happy birthday, Nelson, thanks for reminding us!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Excellent reminder of how true life can be if we heed his words!
Well done Karen...and great photos.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great post Karen. Mandela was a wise man. Love his quotes, and your photos. Have a super day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Mr Mandela was a wise and wonderful man ✨ I loved the bunny bell sculpture also Karen, reminded me of the style of one of our local artists ☺

Debbie said...

you shared some of his great quotes. he was true and honorable!!!