A great leader died Thursday and the world is mourning. South African Nelson Mandela rose from being imprisoned for 27 years for campaigning against Apartheid, to its first black president, and as impressive as that is, that is not the part that makes me appreciate him the most.
He was known as the most famous prisoner and could have been released and rightfully bitter and angry. But what made him a great leader is setting the example of forgiveness and unity. Take a look at a few of statements of forgiveness he made:
Holidays are a time to spend with family and friends. During the year, or years, things happen and tensions can escalate. You become a prisoner in the cell of anger and bitterness. Take this month to move past the hurt and forgive and be free.
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