Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was like a Dad to many of us and showed us all that losing faith is an option and not an inevitability, and that good men really can make a difference: his life and values made my life richer. May he, and the values he championed, be treasured always

About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is
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30 Responses to Nelson Mandela

  1. He was the proof that just one person speaking out with conviction CAN change things. My favourite quote from Mandela: “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”.
    PS there’s a typo in your title.


  2. Caroline says:

    A man who had an amazing relationship with himself.


  3. We are really feeling his loss here today as well. What a legacy to have created.


  4. catterel says:

    If only more powerful people would take the attitude of “let bygones be bygones” and not feel the need for revenge, this world would be a better place. A light has indeed gone out.


  5. A lovely tribute Peter, to a very special man, (although that adjective probably wouldnt be one he would use for himself). Thank you for sharing your thoughts. What he did for us all will never be forgotten.


  6. Ina says:

    He meant a lot to the world.


  7. May he rest in peace. A true freedom fighter. Father of a nation and a champion of his cause.


  8. “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” Acceptance of responsibility for the choices we make in life and what we do with what we have. He was indeed an amazing human being.


  9. portsong says:

    An amazing man and the world is a poorer place for his loss.


  10. I agree, Peter.
    A true, beautiful, authentic Hero.
    Humanity is better because he was in the world.
    It is now a bit diminished.
    Love. xx


  11. So well put Peter, the world is a poorer place without him in it but would have been poorer still if he hadn’t had the courage to stand up for what he believed in. Gone but never forgotten, and well we may count our blessings.


  12. nelle says:

    Just an incredibly wonderful man, an inspiration to us all.


  13. restlessjo says:

    He will be more missed than most, Peter. I’m happy for him that he can finally put down the baton and rest. 🙂


  14. Writerlious says:

    So sad. He was a beacon of hope to so many.


  15. Yes, reflecting on his struggles and victories, his perseverance and FAITH is certainly a motivation to believe and act as if the world can be a better place … one individual belief and compassionate act at a time. Beautiful tribute, Peter.


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