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Madiba! Reflections

My freedom I celebrate
A hint of sadness as I reflect
The man, the epitome of courage and forgiveness
I acknowledge you with respect

My freedom I celebrate
A hint of sadness as I reflect
Some of your most inspiring quotes
I keep in mind, reflecting on my actions
When life’s challenges often become a key distraction

You said “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  I remember this when I am overcome by fear of the unknown, raising a child with special needs, needs that many tertiary establishments are yet to meet…I will be brave and fearless, courageously advocating through wisdom and knowledge.

My freedom I celebrate
A hint of sadness as I reflect

You said “Disabled children are equally entitled to an exciting and brilliant future.” The unknown fear of what’s to come, raising a child so dear. I will be brave and fearless, courageously advocating through wisdom and knowledge.

My freedom I celebrate
A hint of sadness as I reflect
My soul liberated many moons ago

You said “Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.” Truer words you could not have spoken. The power in forgiveness truly sets you free…

A hint of sadness as I reflect
The moment of clarity
Many moons ago
I recognised the power of forgiveness
It empowers, it cleanses, it sets you free
Free of anger, fear, resentment
Forgiveness…
It empowers, it cleanses, it sets you free

My freedom I celebrate
A hint of sadness as I reflect
I aspire to live a life with no regret

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life well lead.” – Nelson Mandela

My freedom I celebrate
A hint of sadness as I reflect
Aspiring to live a life of no regret

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This entry was posted on December 5, 2014 by in Parenting and tagged , , , , , , , .
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