Babalwa Mhlauli

Lovelight flower Babalwa

Lavender

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"Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free."JFK

 

Dear God

 

This prayer reminds me of what Prince Charles said last year. Heart wrenching! It carries the spirit of our forefathers and freedom fighters worldwide!

 

http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/st-patricks-breastplate.html

 

"I feel more than anything else it's my duty to worry about everybody and their lives in this country, to try to find a way of improving things if I possibly can."

 

The Prince is described as "a passionate philanthropist, one of the world's most prolific charitable entrepreneurs and … an amplifier of messages and a conductor of ideas".

 

One writer wrote years ago that;

"He was brought up by his parents to feel a deep sense of duty; his birthright is now a sacred trust of which to make what he will."

 

It is said that he was driven by "an extraordinary feeling … ever since I can remember really, to heal and make things better" in the world, but lamented that "we're busily wrecking the chances for future generations at a rapid rate of knots by not recognizing the damage we're doing to the natural environment, bearing in mind that this is the only planet that we know has any life on it".

 

In the 1980'S we learnt that;

"The voice of Britain's next King was not the only one which had been raised in concern about the rapid social decay around Britain's major conurbations, and the dismal, often unhealthy, at times dangerous conditions in which many of the less fortunate of his future subjects were compelled to live. But it was one of the most significant, one of the most compelling and one of the most informed.

 

For ten years Prince Charles had made it his business to travel to areas of the greatest deprivation in the United Kingdom, to talk to those whose lives could not be a starker contrast to his own, and to offer comfort and assistance. He was not only anxious to draw attention to the plight of the unemployed and the homeless, of racial and religious minorities, of young people otherwise bereft of hope for the future; he was also keen to devise ways of providing the emotional and financial support they so often seemed to be denied by local or central government. Via the Prince's Trust, Charles had long been administering grants to youth projects throughout the land---followed up by personal, often private visits to see for himself that the money was being put to good use."

 

The writer goes on to say;

"Few yet perceived him as a social worker extraordinaire."

 

Yet in March 1988 it is written that at the age of 39, Prince Charles had achieved enough in one area of his public work for the President of the United States to write to him:

 

"...I fully support the idea that we can use these partnerships to lead the way to a better life for all our fellow countrymen."

 

I love how the writer described him here;

 

SONG

 

I Rap and Dance4U:-)

 

The streets are tallkin'

 

The streets celebrate

 

The streets ululate

 

"...This is one fit, strong,  muscular man, and every sinew is visibly tense."

 

And I say

 

If I was sculpted like that

 

I would have acted in movies

 

Jacky Chan style

 

Ha ha ha!!!

 

Standing on toes

Swinging swiftly in the horizon

Paradise singing sweet tunes

The heart holding

His dance partner closely

Slow motion

They move

Their moves assisted

By the breeze

Called lover's rock

My my my

Heart to heart

African Drum beat

Takes them higher and higher

They move

Rotating swiftly

For the flexibility of the body allows

For it rejoices in these movements

For it loves the Lover's DANCE

 

They rock

They Samba

Samba

Uhhhh Lala

Spectators feast wholeheartedly

Deep Desire

They can't get enough

Slowly the whisper

No one can hear

But all understand

Its rhythmic

The unbreakable unison

Back and forth

Up and down

They move

Its glorious

Its sunrise blessings

Its a grand and mighty fine tribute

To the Creator

Of Love

The creator of Beauty

The creator of Loveliness

The creator of all Creation

 

"It shall be done on earth

As it is done in heaven"

 

Prince Charles dancing at the Rio Carnival

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fL49_IBlLbg

 

Jesus said

REJOICE!

 

REJOICE!

 

I SAID REJOICE

 

WITH UNSPEAKABLE JOY!!!

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YnapYVpO9e4&itct=CAcQpDAYCiITCN_4yqXY5McCFdXZHAodRwUHgDIHcmVsYXRlZEi425SDyL-P33w%3D&hl=en&gl=ZA&client=mv-google

 

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014112222065/prince-william-accidently-called-prince-philip/

 

 

"Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free."JFK

 

Dear God

 

This prayer reminds me of what Prince Charles said last year. Heart wrenching! It carries the spirit of our forefathers and freedom fighters worldwide!

 

http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/st-patricks-breastplate.html

 

"I feel more than anything else it's my duty to worry about everybody and their lives in this country, to try to find a way of improving things if I possibly can."

 

The Prince is described as "a passionate philanthropist, one of the world's most prolific charitable entrepreneurs and … an amplifier of messages and a conductor of ideas".

 

One writer wrote years ago that;

"He was brought up by his parents to feel a deep sense of duty; his birthright is now a sacred trust of which to make what he will."

 

It is said that he was driven by "an extraordinary feeling … ever since I can remember really, to heal and make things better" in the world, but lamented that "we're busily wrecking the chances for future generations at a rapid rate of knots by not recognizing the damage we're doing to the natural environment, bearing in mind that this is the only planet that we know has any life on it".

 

In the 1980'S we learnt that;

"The voice of Britain's next King was not the only one which had been raised in concern about the rapid social decay around Britain's major conurbations, and the dismal, often unhealthy, at times dangerous conditions in which many of the less fortunate of his future subjects were compelled to live. But it was one of the most significant, one of the most compelling and one of the most informed.

 

For ten years Prince Charles had made it his business to travel to areas of the greatest deprivation in the United Kingdom, to talk to those whose lives could not be a starker contrast to his own, and to offer comfort and assistance. He was not only anxious to draw attention to the plight of the unemployed and the homeless, of racial and religious minorities, of young people otherwise bereft of hope for the future; he was also keen to devise ways of providing the emotional and financial support they so often seemed to be denied by local or central government. Via the Prince's Trust, Charles had long been administering grants to youth projects throughout the land---followed up by personal, often private visits to see for himself that the money was being put to good use."

 

The writer goes on to say;

"Few yet perceived him as a social worker extraordinaire."

 

Yet in March 1988 it is written that at the age of 39, Prince Charles had achieved enough in one area of his public work for the President of the United States to write to him:

 

"...I fully support the idea that we can use these partnerships to lead the way to a better life for all our fellow countrymen."

 

I love how the writer described him here;

 

SONG

I Rap and Dance4U:-)

 

The streets are tallkin'

The streets celebrate

The streets ululate

 

"...This is one fit, strong,  muscular man, and every sinew is visibly tense."

 

And I say

If I was sculpted like that

I would have acted in movies

Jacky Chan style

Ha ha ha!!!

 

Prince Harry

Jolly African Santa

But Santa how come the other kids ignored you?

Don't they know you come bearing gifts?

A peach tree?

Who doesn't like peaches?

You just wait and see

They'll be sucking up to you

Harvest time

Telling you all kinds of nice things

Maybe telling you sweet things

Like,

You the best daddy for planting us

Such a lovely tree like

Something like

You so good for taking care of

Our environment

Then they'll say

Uhhhh daddy

You like Wangari Mathai

I gonna give you a

Nobel Peace Prize

Uhhhhh!!!

Ha ha ha

Who wouldn't melt?

Then you'll forget they ignored you

And you'll give them not one peach but two! Mhhhhhh!!!

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/dec/19/prince-harry-visits-lesotho-in-pictures

 

Mhhh Prince Will

They introduced you as Prince Philip

Hahaha

How come?

Such a lively vibrant man

Are you 93 years old?

Are you almost grandpa (Mandela)

Mthembu's age?

Are you Granpas in disguise?

Maybe they like your swagger

Cause you know grandpas got style and grace

And everyone wants to share in their glory

Can you walk like them?

Can you smile like them?

Can you talk like them?

You must also rock the Madiba shirts

Ha ha ha

Remember how he dressed when he came to Buckingham Palace?

 

Ha ha ha!!!

 

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014112222065/prince-william-accidently-called-prince-philip/

 

These stories are essential for healing and transformation.

 

"PRINCE William has described a memorial to the moment British and German soldiers put First World War on hold to play a festive game of football as a "message of hope and humanity".

Grandpa would have loved this message a lot. In the early 90's he said;

 

"In Natal, apartheid is a deadly cancer in our midst, setting house against

house, and eating away at the precious ties that bound us together. This strife among ourselves wastes our energy and destroys our unity. My message to those of

you involved in this battle of brother against brother is this: take your guns,your knives, and your pangas,

and throw them into the sea. Close down the death factories. End this war

now!"

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/546523/Duke-of-Cambridge-Prince-William-Visit-Memorial-WWI-Christmas-Day-football-match

 

Today heaven surprised me with showers of rain. I was ecstatic

since it hardly rains in summer here. It rained again when I was listening to the Queen's message of hope and reconciliation. Blessing!

 

http://babalwamhlauli.com/reconciliation/4586174091?mode=wide

 

I love that sculpture called Reconciliation Queen. You were a picture to behold in your lilac dress. I loved the photographs of your grandparents. That gorgeous brooch is one of a kind!

 

You said;

"The benefits of reconciliation were clear to see when I visited Belfast in June. While my tour of the set of Game Of Thrones may have gained most attention, my visit to the Crumlin Road Gaol will remain vividly in my mind.

 

What was once a prison during the Troubles is now a place of hope and fresh purpose; a reminder of what is possible when people reach out to one another."

 

http://news.sky.com/story/1397596/queen-urges-reconciliation-in-christmas-message

 

Prince Charles you say;

"The prospect of becoming a grandfather has made me aware of a greater responsibility not to pass on an 'increasingly dysfunctional world' to successive generations."

 

This is the very reason that a time had come to do things differently in our country. It was not easy. Grandfather Mandela speaks ever so eloquently;

 

"We of Umkhonto we Sizwe have always sought to achieve liberation without bloodshed and civil clash. We hope, even at this late hour, that our first action will awaken everyone to a realization of the disastrous situation to which the National Policy is leading. We hope that we will bring the government and its supporters to their senses before it is too late, so that both the government and its policies can be changed before matters reach the desperate state of civil war."

 

We learnt that;

"Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said Queen Elizabeth was a "behind the scenes force" in ending apartheid in South Africa."

 

This is no surprise at all. Grandpa Mandela says;

 

Queen Elizabeth is “a great lady, very sharp”

 

The writer informs us that;

"In 1947 Princess Elizabeth went on her first overseas tour, accompanying her parents through southern Africa. During the tour, in a broadcast to the British Commonwealth on her 21st birthday, she made the following pledge:

 

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

 

In 2010 it is written that the Queen addressed the United Nations for a second time, again in her capacity as Queen of all Commonwealth realms and Head of the Commonwealth. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, introduced her as "an anchor for our age".

 

Secretary General I would love to recite Global Unification at the U.N for peace and unity amongst nations. This would please the Queen and grandpa Mandela a great deal.

 

Sarah Crowe (of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has all my contact details!

 

Valerie Jarrett the Senior Advisor to the President of the United States. (If you've misplaced it Ms Jarrett, you may ask our lovely lady who gave it to you during the Democratic Convention in 2012. She knows all my contact details and my address)

Dr Mary Rayner- Amnesty International UK!

Dr Carla Knorowski- Chief Exucutive Officer - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library!

Sara Zucker

Harvard Kennedy School

Director, HLS International Legal Studies

Pres Bill Clinton who may get it from Mr Gcobani Zonke

We love you all.

 

We thank you for that charity show Queen.

Grandpa Mandela said;

"I don't want to be emotional but this is one of the greatest moments of my life."

 

http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/SOUTH-AFRICA-PRINCE-HARRY-S-FIRST-PUBLIC-APPEARANCE-SINCE-FUNERAL/02b53c1765d3f265440fe5ffd622b43a?searchfilter=Compilations%2FPersonalities%2FPrince+William+%26+Harry%2F16

 

When I was eleven years old attending a school in the township, a young boy who was my classmate was bullied by others immensely. He left school and he became a gangster. We were staying at University of Cape Town Residential area. We had just moved to Cape Town, it was too late for us to find a school nearby.

 

One day as we waited for our taxi after school my class mate turned gangster was suddenly standing before me telling me to go with him. I was beyond scared when I saw the sword that was shining and beaming under his jersey. I walked slowly to a man who was sweeping the streets. He was a grandfather and he urged the boy to let me go. Eventually the boy left. I'm forever grateful to that grandpa, and this is how I ended up in a private school. We couldn't afford to pay for my school fees. But God ever loving and faithful, sent Chris Hani our way, out of the blue and he payed for my school fees that year. Shortly after that he was murdered.

 

We were devastated! I marched to President De Klerk's home with UCT students. I climbed the gates and stood there singing freedom songs and chanting and screaming because I was outraged. The students looked around asking who's this child? No one stopped me because they saw the fire! They saw the passion and they were stunned because, I was now the leader amongst them. There were big dogs right in front of me and armed policemen. They were outraged! When people take from you, there comes a time when you don't care whether you live or die!

 

Grandpa I was transfixed on tv when you addressed your beloved nation;

 

"We are a nation in mourning.

 

To the youth of South Africa we have a special message: you have lost a great hero. You have repeatedly shown that your love of freedom is greater than that most precious gift, life itself. But you are the leaders of tomorrow. Your country, your people, your organisation need you to act with wisdom. A particular responsibility rests on your shoulders.

 

We pay tribute to all our people for the courage and restraint they have shown in the face of such extreme provocation. We are sure this same indomitable spirit will carry us through the difficult days ahead.

 

Chris Hani has made the supreme sacrifice. The greatest tribute we can pay to his life`s work is to ensure we win that freedom for all our people.

 

Granpa became our President that very moment.

 

http://www.anc.org.za/show.php?id=4304

 

In 2011 my family meets the President at the gallows where I was due to perform, but I couldn't attend.

 

http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/pebble.asp?relid=5478

 

We sing your name endlessly Queen.

Dearest Mother to Nations

Mother to Kings and Queens

Mother to Statesmen and Presidents

Mother to unsung heroes

Siyakubonga for being our grandfather's friend

For your tenderness and generosity of spirit

 

“One can say to the Queen absolutely anything. Even thoughts you perhaps don’t want to share with your Cabinet at a particular time you can say to the Queen, and I did.”

John Major admitted:

 

Another writer reported that;

 

“They unburden themselves,”

 

“They know one can be impartial. It’s rather nice to feel that one’s a sort of sponge and everybody can come and tell one things.”

 

There's absolutely nothing like being seen and being heard. Being validated. The gift the Queen has given us is no different to the gift of love that a child feels when they about to fall, but fall into the warmth of a mother's embrace.

 

We really don't take this lightly more especially when we hear Khulu Mandela's words;

 

"Who will deny that thirty years of my life have been spent knocking in vain, patiently, moderately and modestly at a closed and barred door?

What have been the fruits of moderation?

The past thirty years have seen the greatest number of laws restricting our rights and progress, untill today we have almost no rights at all."

 

Khulu continues;

 

"The time comes in the life of any nation when there remain only two choices---submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defense of our people our future and our freedom."

 

"All men are created equal!"

 

It's written that Empress Dowager Cixi was "Brought to the Forbidden City in 1852 at age 16 as an imperial concubine, she was forced to flee Beijing in 1860 with the Xianfeng emperor as Western forces approached to loot and burn the magnificent Summer Palace. This desecration during the Second Opium War was designed, as the British commander, Lord Elgin, put it, to crush the “emperor’s pride as well as his feelings.” However, in Chang’s retelling, despite Cixi’s indignation at foreign treatment of China, she quickly discerned “the dead end” into which the country “had been rammed” by the emperor’s “all-consuming hatred” of foreigners and “the closed-door policy” of the previous century. By the time the emperor died in 1861, says Chang, Cixi had come to understand the urgent necessity of reform, of opening up to the outside world. Soon thereafter she launched a coup against the conservative Confucian regency, intent on taking power herself. Making China strong, she wrote, “is the only way to ensure that foreign countries will not start a conflict against us . . . or look down on us.” Over the following decades, she sought to guide China’s new efforts at what came to be known as “self-strengthening.”

 

Lastly, I'd like to share with you a note written by Prince Will and Prince Harry to honor the legacy of their mother, Princess Diana. I was a child when I first encountered her loving kindness, her spirit of Ubuntu. I remember reading THE CRADDLE OF HUMAN KINDNESS to a gentlemen who once came to fix our window. Upon hearing it he said;

 

"This is the spirit of Lady Di."

 

I couldn't believe he said that, because that poem was written so many years ago and Lady Di is one of the mothers who inspired it.

 

We Salute you for your love Lady Di!

 

Prince Harry and Prince Will wrote;

 

"In recent years, we have both had the privilege of meeting some truly inspiring young people and those involved with the Diana Award are no exception working to quietly transform their communities and the lives of those around them," the Duke of Cambridge and his younger brother write. "Having met young people working with the charity in Newcastle and in London, we were struck in both cases by their deep and lasting sense of social responsibility. These young people were working hard to tackle the social issues that affected them such as bullying or social exclusion and the Diana Award empowered them to do more. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Diana Award. Over this time, the award has evolved to become a youth-driven charity that harnesses the energy and passion of young people who really are trailblazers for their generation. We believe, when encouraged and supported, that young people have the ability to change society for the better. We know that our mother in whose memory this award was established felt the same and would be proud of its achievements to date. Happy Birthday!"

 

Thank You Princess Kate for sharing the lovely photos of Prince George

 

God's grace.

Amen!

 

 

 

These stories are essential for healing and transformation.

 

"PRINCE William has described a memorial to the moment British and German soldiers put First World War on hold to play a festive game of football as a "message of hope and humanity".

Grandpa would have loved this message a lot. In the early 90's he said;

 

"In Natal, apartheid is a deadly cancer in our midst, setting house against

house, and eating away at the precious ties that bound us together. This strife among ourselves wastes our energy and destroys our unity. My message to those of

you involved in this battle of brother against brother is this: take your guns,your knives, and your pangas,

and throw them into the sea. Close down the death factories. End this war

now!"

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/546523/Duke-of-Cambridge-Prince-William-Visit-Memorial-WWI-Christmas-Day-football-match

 

Today heaven surprised me with showers of rain. I was ecstatic

since it hardly rains in summer here. It rained again when I was listening to the Queen's message of hope and reconciliation. Blessing!

 

http://babalwamhlauli.com/reconciliation/4586174091?mode=wide

 

I love that sculpture called Reconciliation Queen. You were a picture to behold in your lilac dress. I loved the photographs of your grandparents. That gorgeous brooch is one of a kind!

 

You said;

"The benefits of reconciliation were clear to see when I visited Belfast in June. While my tour of the set of Game Of Thrones may have gained most attention, my visit to the Crumlin Road Gaol will remain vividly in my mind.

 

What was once a prison during the Troubles is now a place of hope and fresh purpose; a reminder of what is possible when people reach out to one another."

 

http://news.sky.com/story/1397596/queen-urges-reconciliation-in-christmas-message

 

Prince Charles you say;

"The prospect of becoming a grandfather has made me aware of a greater responsibility not to pass on an 'increasingly dysfunctional world' to successive generations."

 

This is the very reason that a time had come to do things differently in our country. It was not easy. Grandfather Mandela speaks ever so eloquently;

 

"We of Umkhonto we Sizwe have always sought to achieve liberation without bloodshed and civil clash. We hope, even at this late hour, that our first action will awaken everyone to a realization of the disastrous situation to which the National Policy is leading. We hope that we will bring the government and its supporters to their senses before it is too late, so that both the government and its policies can be changed before matters reach the desperate state of civil war."

 

We learnt that;

"Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said Queen Elizabeth was a "behind the scenes force" in ending apartheid in South Africa."

 

This is no surprise at all. Grandpa Mandela says;

 

Queen Elizabeth is “a great lady, very sharp”

 

The writer informs us that;

"In 1947 Princess Elizabeth went on her first overseas tour, accompanying her parents through southern Africa. During the tour, in a broadcast to the British Commonwealth on her 21st birthday, she made the following pledge:

 

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

 

In 2010 it is written that the Queen addressed the United Nations for a second time, again in her capacity as Queen of all Commonwealth realms and Head of the Commonwealth. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, introduced her as "an anchor for our age".

 

Secretary General I would love to recite Global Unification at the U.N for peace and unity amongst nations. This would please the Queen and grandpa Mandela a great deal.

 

Sarah Crowe (of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has all my contact details!

 

Valerie Jarrett the Senior Advisor to the President of the United States. (If you've misplaced it Ms Jarrett, you may ask our lovely lady who gave it to you during the Democratic Convention in 2012. She knows all my contact details and my address)

Dr Mary Rayner- Amnesty International UK!

Dr Carla Knorowski- Chief Exucutive Officer - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library!

Sara Zucker

Harvard Kennedy School

Director, HLS International Legal Studies

Pres Bill Clinton who may get it from Mr Gcobani Zonke

We love you all.

 

We thank you for that charity show Queen.

Grandpa Mandela said;

"I don't want to be emotional but this is one of the greatest moments of my life."

 

http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/SOUTH-AFRICA-PRINCE-HARRY-S-FIRST-PUBLIC-APPEARANCE-SINCE-FUNERAL/02b53c1765d3f265440fe5ffd622b43a?searchfilter=Compilations%2FPersonalities%2FPrince+William+%26+Harry%2F16

 

When I was eleven years old attending a school in the township, a young boy who was my classmate was bullied by others immensely. He left school and he became a gangster. We were staying at University of Cape Town Residential area. We had just moved to Cape Town, it was too late for us to find a school nearby.

 

One day as we waited for our taxi after school my class mate turned gangster was suddenly standing before me telling me to go with him. I was beyond scared when I saw the sword that was shining and beaming under his jersey. I walked slowly to a man who was sweeping the streets. He was a grandfather and he urged the boy to let me go. Eventually the boy left. I'm forever grateful to that grandpa, and this is how I ended up in a private school. We couldn't afford to pay for my school fees. But God ever loving and faithful, sent Chris Hani our way, out of the blue and he payed for my school fees that year. Shortly after that he was murdered.

 

We were devastated! I marched to President De Klerk's home with UCT students. I climbed the gates and stood there singing freedom songs and chanting and screaming because I was outraged. The students looked around asking who's this child? No one stopped me because they saw the fire! They saw the passion and they were stunned because, I was now the leader amongst them. There were big dogs right in front of me and armed policemen. They were outraged! When people take from you, there comes a time when you don't care whether you live or die!

 

Grandpa I was transfixed on tv when you addressed your beloved nation;

 

"We are a nation in mourning.

 

To the youth of South Africa we have a special message: you have lost a great hero. You have repeatedly shown that your love of freedom is greater than that most precious gift, life itself. But you are the leaders of tomorrow. Your country, your people, your organisation need you to act with wisdom. A particular responsibility rests on your shoulders.

 

We pay tribute to all our people for the courage and restraint they have shown in the face of such extreme provocation. We are sure this same indomitable spirit will carry us through the difficult days ahead.

 

Chris Hani has made the supreme sacrifice. The greatest tribute we can pay to his life`s work is to ensure we win that freedom for all our people.

 

Granpa became our President that very moment.

 

http://www.anc.org.za/show.php?id=4304

 

In 2011 my family meets the President at the gallows where I was due to perform, but I couldn't attend.

 

http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/pebble.asp?relid=5478

 

We sing your name endlessly Queen.

Dearest Mother to Nations

Mother to Kings and Queens

Mother to Statesmen and Presidents

Mother to unsung heroes

Siyakubonga for being our grandfather's friend

For your tenderness and generosity of spirit

 

“One can say to the Queen absolutely anything. Even thoughts you perhaps don’t want to share with your Cabinet at a particular time you can say to the Queen, and I did.”

John Major admitted:

 

Another writer reported that;

 

“They unburden themselves,”

 

“They know one can be impartial. It’s rather nice to feel that one’s a sort of sponge and everybody can come and tell one things.”

 

There's absolutely nothing like being seen and being heard. Being validated. The gift the Queen has given us is no different to the gift of love that a child feels when they about to fall, but fall into the warmth of a mother's embrace.

 

We really don't take this lightly more especially when we hear Khulu Mandela's words;

 

"Who will deny that thirty years of my life have been spent knocking in vain, patiently, moderately and modestly at a closed and barred door?

What have been the fruits of moderation?

The past thirty years have seen the greatest number of laws restricting our rights and progress, untill today we have almost no rights at all."

 

Khulu continues;

 

"The time comes in the life of any nation when there remain only two choices---submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defense of our people our future and our freedom."

 

"All men are created equal!"

 

It's written that Empress Dowager Cixi was "Brought to the Forbidden City in 1852 at age 16 as an imperial concubine, she was forced to flee Beijing in 1860 with the Xianfeng emperor as Western forces approached to loot and burn the magnificent Summer Palace. This desecration during the Second Opium War was designed, as the British commander, Lord Elgin, put it, to crush the “emperor’s pride as well as his feelings.” However, in Chang’s retelling, despite Cixi’s indignation at foreign treatment of China, she quickly discerned “the dead end” into which the country “had been rammed” by the emperor’s “all-consuming hatred” of foreigners and “the closed-door policy” of the previous century. By the time the emperor died in 1861, says Chang, Cixi had come to understand the urgent necessity of reform, of opening up to the outside world. Soon thereafter she launched a coup against the conservative Confucian regency, intent on taking power herself. Making China strong, she wrote, “is the only way to ensure that foreign countries will not start a conflict against us . . . or look down on us.” Over the following decades, she sought to guide China’s new efforts at what came to be known as “self-strengthening.”

 

Lastly, I'd like to share with you a note written by Prince Will and Prince Harry to honor the legacy of their mother, Princess Diana. I was a child when I first encountered her loving kindness, her spirit of Ubuntu. I remember reading THE CRADDLE OF HUMAN KINDNESS to a gentlemen who once came to fix our window. Upon hearing it he said;

 

"This is the spirit of Lady Di."

 

I couldn't believe he said that, because that poem was written so many years ago and Lady Di is one of the mothers who inspired it.

 

We Salute you for your love Lady Di!

 

Prince Harry and Prince Will wrote;

 

"In recent years, we have both had the privilege of meeting some truly inspiring young people and those involved with the Diana Award are no exception working to quietly transform their communities and the lives of those around them," the Duke of Cambridge and his younger brother write. "Having met young people working with the charity in Newcastle and in London, we were struck in both cases by their deep and lasting sense of social responsibility. These young people were working hard to tackle the social issues that affected them such as bullying or social exclusion ­and the Diana Award empowered them to do more. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Diana Award. Over this time, the award has evolved to become a youth-driven charity that harnesses the energy and passion of young people who really are trailblazers for their generation. We believe, when encouraged and supported, that young people have the ability to change society for the better. We know that our mother in whose memory this award was established felt the same and would be proud of its achievements to date. Happy Birthday!"

 

Thank You Princess Kate for sharing the lovely photos of Prince George

 

God's grace.

Amen!