There's a breathe 'f hope. The United Nations did a wondrous thingy back'n 2009. They deemed this day "Nelson Mandela International Day". A celebration 'f a life that's known many strives both personally 'n publicly. His desire fer all to come together, stop the madness, violence'n inequality 'cross his own lands can be'f purpose world-wide.
The premise'f this day 's fer folks to dedicate 67 minutes per day helpin' someone. This represents his 67 years 'f service to his country, his people 'n the world.
The words resonate 'n aint that diff'cult to understand, nor implement. Here's a link if'n ya care to read more 'n ways ya can possibly make a diff'rence'n yer own communities.
Who's not 67 minutes e'ery day that they can dedicate to helpin' someone'n need? Be't feedin' the hungry, mentorin' to a young'un, visitin' with the elderly that fill our nursin' homes 'r e'en volunteerin' 't'cher local hospital 'r other service providers. How 'bout jest checkin''n daily with a neighbor who might be elderly 'n homebound. Perhaps depressed'n feelin' abandoned? Doesn't cost a penny to do such, jest the kindness'n yer heart.
The rewards gained from selfless acts 're two-fold. They give folks hope'n their darkest'f days 'n such warms the heart'f the giver. Together, we can all make a diff'rence. Knowin' where to start seems to put some folks'n hold. Some fear they've not the time to dedicate - perhaps e'en that 67 minutes per day too taxin' 'n 'em. Why not start with 67 minutes a week?
This 's multi-faceted coverin' all matters 'f importance to e'ery livin' bein'. That'f education 'n literacy, food security with so many ne'er knowin' if'n when their next meal'll be. Shelter'n infrastructure - the buildin' blocks to better health 'n state'f mind. Our all important environment - the need to protect what Mother Nature's givin' to 's 'nstead 'f squanderin' her bounty'n the name 'f "progress".
Spread a lil sunshine 'n watch't grow!
"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
Nelson Mandela, aka: Madiba