Friday, December 6, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

One Man

It is sometimes wondered if one man can make a difference. In the last century alone, we've had...
Mother Theresa
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
President John F. Kennedy
Mahatma Ghandi
The list could go on for a while with individuals who opted to be or accepted being the one man (or woman) to be a difference maker.

We've now lost another man whose life left the world a better place for his presence.
He was a man.
One man.

RIP Mr. Nelson Mandela

16 comments:

J.L. Campbell said...

True, Angela. Whenever I read words like yours, I ask myself if I've done what I can to make a difference in someone's life.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He changed a country and the world. Amazing man.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

And what a man he was. The world is a much better place for his life. Thank God for him and people like him.

Nice tribute, Angela!

Angela Brown said...

As I wrote this, I asked the same of myself. He will be sorely missed.

Angela Brown said...

Very true, Alex.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Cathy. It is so interesting to consider the wave of impact he had the world over.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Men like him are so rare. We can all learn so much from such wise and wonderful beings.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

When anyone thinks they can't accomplish something, just look to Nelson Mandela and the other great people you mentioned Angela. Mandela's life made so many others better. He will be missed and forever remembered.

klahanie said...

Dear Angela,

And he dreamt of a nation becoming that of a rainbow. May his loving legacy be that of a rainbow planet. A planet where we celebrate the diversity of an all different, all equal world.

In the hope and peace that Nelson Mandela cherished.

Gary

Angela Brown said...

Truly rare, indeed, Elizabeth

Angela Brown said...

It is a reminder that so much is possible if we try, even just one.

Angela Brown said...

Well said, Gary :-)

Anonymous said...

He definitely was an amazing man. Watched a good bio about him yesterday and I had no idea how much he had done and gone through. Hope he is being studied in schools.

Kimberly said...

Beautifully said. One great man.

Anonymous said...

He was an amazing man. Perfectly said, Angela.

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

To think that this man spent so many years in prison, you wouldn't think he would have been able to achieve what he did, in the time he had left. It just proves how much one can do in a matter of a few years.
He was a great man and I hope that others will follow in his footsteps and pick up the mantle.

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