Nelson Mandela International Day

Today is dedicated to Nelson Mandela, who set the pace with his peaceful and powerful beliefs, such as using education to change the world. He successfully led the resistance to South Africa’s policy of apartheid in the 20th Century, during which time he was imprisoned from 1964 – 1982. He went on to serve as the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. Today, in remembrance of him, we celebrate each individual’s power to transform the world.

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

— Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
President of South Africa (1994 – 2013)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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