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The Words of Mandela

Ever since the news came through about the death of Nelson Mandela, I have been wondering what to write. Every tribute I have read makes me feel humble about even attempting to put my own thoughts into words. In the end I decided to leave it to Mandela. These are his own words which I have had on display in my house for many years - my daughter, Hilary, wrote them out in her beautiful script and had them framed for me. I try my hardest to live up to them.

 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

 

"We were all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

 

Neson Mandela, the man who liberated a nation, who shone as children do, who demonstrated like no other, the power of forgiveness. RIP.

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21.05 | 10:09

I'm needing to find information about the usher family tree for my aunty, her great grandparent where Thomas and Phoebe Usher would I've been researching

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21.05 | 10:03

Hi Karen,
I'm helping my aunt with her family tree her maiden name was usher. do you have any other information or found anything about the usher family

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18.04 | 17:19

Oh that's such a good read Jaqui! It's great to see it through your eyes, and you capture it beautifully... and you will indeed look like real athletes too!

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21.02 | 22:41

Wonderful!😁

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