Thank you for dedicating your life to others and transforming muddy caverns of darkness into bright fountains of hope and understanding.
Thank you for demonstrating that anything is possible when one has enough courage and perseverance.
Thank you for proving that humanity will always do the right thing—eventually—if reminded that there is room for everyone in this world.
Thank you for exemplifying compassion, courage, integrity and fortitude, and demonstrating that one person can make a difference.
Most of all, thank you for showing us that there is always hope.
On Mandela Day, the day we celebrate you, it is a privilege to give back to my community in your honor.
I encourage others to take part in this celebration too, by doing 67 minutes of community service for the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent fighting for the rights of humanity.
If you need a few ideas on ways to make a difference, click here to see 67 ideas.
Happy Birthday, Madiba! We salute you.