“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Today, July 18th, is Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday.
It’s a day that the United Nations recognize as “Mandela Day.”
In celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, the aim of Mandela Day is to encourage all of us to take action – big or small – to change the world for the better. By taking part in Mandela Day, individuals and communities can become part of a global movement for good.
As a global symbol of peace, Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to champion the rights of humanity.
People from around the world are encouraged to dedicated 67 minutes to serving their community and helping to build a global movement for good.
Mandela has called on younger generations to take up the fight for a fairer, more peaceful world. “It is time for the next generations to continue our struggle against social injustice and for the rights of humanity,” he says. “It is in your hands.”
Remember daily small differences…add up to big differences.
Like a butterfly flapping its wings or a rock thrown into a still pond, our actions create ripples in our environment.
What’s one thing you enjoy doing (or can do today) to create new ripples?
“It always seems impossible until its done.” ~ Nelson Mandela