“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Good morning Bahamas! Today is Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. Nelson Mandela is a grand figure around the world due to his 67-year fight for human rights in South Africa. In honor of his contribution to society, people around the world are taking pledges of kindness that revolve around the number 67. Werner Gruner, a South African that lives in The Bahamas, has a website (http://wernergruner.com/mandeladay/) and is encouraging Bahamians to do something special for others, the community, and society. For example, you can: commit to one act of kindness a day for the next 67 days, complete a nice deed for 67 minutes, or if 67 minutes or days is too much, then commit to doing anything good. For more ideas, and to take a pledge for doing acts of kindness, check out these sites: http://www.mandeladay.com/static/join%20%20, http://www.pledge4mandeladay.org
Now, back to the man that changed South Africa for the better—Mandela. This Nobel Laureate proved that love triumphs hatred. Mandela got sentenced to life imprisonment in 1963 for “political offenses” against the Apartheid South African government. This was a government that enforced white supremacy and based its system on race, segregation, and discrimination. Mandela’s so called “political offenses” included an anti-apartheid movement and peaceful, non-violent campaigns. Mandela spent 27 long years in prison for his peaceful offenses. Yet, he used these years in a constructive, positive way; he actually earned a Bachelor degree in Law through a University of London correspondence program. Then, upon his release in 1990, Mandela began the process of change. In 1993 he was awarded the Noble Peace Prize for his efforts in dismantling the country’s apartheid system. In 1994, he became South Africa’s first black president.
It is safe to say this man is a special, wise, and spectacular human being. He endured much pain, suffering and discrimination in his days, but persevered fiercely, yet peacefully. Nelson Mandela is passion enwrapped in the human form. Now, it is our duty as a society to learn and grow from this renowned figure. So, make a pledge to commit acts of kindness, do a good deed from someone you don’t even know, and go out into the community and make it a better place. People like to think, “I am just one person; it is impossible for me to make significant changes to the world I live in.” Mario Carey Realty sends our thanks and praise out to Nelson Mandela for proving that the impossible is indeed possible and one human being, one day at a time, can make a difference.
Mario Carey Realty believes in the importance of giving back to the community and improving society for the better. Each and every one of the staff and agents are involved in or support charity and volunteer groups such as: Rotary, REACH (Mario Carey is President of), Rotaract, Bahamas Humane Society, BARK, Kiwanis, and various athletic teams. We encourage everyone to get involved and understand the significance of doing good deeds for your community. Thank you.
For those looking for further information on any charity group, please contact Mario Carey Realty at 242-677-8255 or firstname.lastname@example.org; we will point you in the right direction.
“It’s so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.” – Nelson Mandela