"I am the captain of my soul" Invictus
Face of love
Face of light
Face of glory
Face of hope
Face of compassion
Face of Reconciliation
Face of joy
Face of HUMANITY
Face of NATIONS
Face of UBUNTU
Face of SPLENDOUR
Face of fun and much laughter
Ha ha ha!
Face of BEAUTY
Face of NOBILITY
LOVABLE BEYOND MEASURE
Created in the LIKENESS and IMAGE of GOD
"Quoting her late husband's most famous hit, Rita Marley said the Prince had been born in "One Love", and gave him a scarf worn by Marley on tour over the course of seven years.
The Prince met Mrs Marley at Rise Life, a centre in a deprived area of Kingston which helps local children develop their potential through music.
She said: "Prince Harry's visit is a blessing. He is a very human boy, he was born in one love as we were born in one love. Harry is a gift from God. He spreads the love. I am giving him a letter in which I tell him how we will all see his beautiful mother again one day."
One writer articulates this sentiment so beautifully;
"In every smile, every tear and every cheer you were always there for me through the years supporting me and providing me with all
the energy I needed in order to stand in the game called life."
"Moving on to Jamaica, the Prince could be forgiven for thinking his welcome would be, at best, lukewarm, given Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's pledge to server constitutional ties with Britain. But contrary to expectations, the PM's welcome could not have been warmer. The pair were introduced at a state diner in the Queen's honor on the first full day of the Prince's visit. And when they met again the following day, they greeted each other like long lost-friends, with Harry throwing his arms around her and giving her a kiss.
"We are inlove with him. He's a wonderful person, such a beautiful person... He's very very nice, a wonderful person just like his grandmother, Her Majesty, when she came and visited. She's so warm. We are all in love with her and his father."
Mandela will be remembered as someone who showed us that people are essentially good. Mandela says in his book that the good in people is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished. He himself reflects that: he's totally modest and humble. His status and authority come from his personality, not from any position he has held. Even people who have never met him and perhaps know nothing about his life, understand almost just from seeing him that this is a man of stature, authority and great compassion."
During the meal he met service personnel and their families who live on the base, including Corporal Jason Storley, who had to have his leg amputated following an incident in the Solomon Islands in 2009 and went on to take part in the Invictus Games.
"My husband used to work in the Grenadier Guards (in London) and on his 21st birthday, he was on guard. The Queen Mother found out it was his birthday while he was on guard and arranged for a large brandy to be delivered to him.
As he moved down the line of excited youngsters from Christ The King School, a trio of 10-year-old girls serenaded him, singing: "Hey Harry, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind. Hey Harry, hey Harry."
"Princes William and Harry, honored their beloved mother with a special concert to be held on what would have been her 46th birthday. The proceeds of the event went to charities supported by Diana and her sons. Prince Harry delivers an address, which he wrote himself,
"Despite the births of William and Kate’s son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte pushing Harry down the royal pecking order, his role will grow rather than be diminished. Why? Because his father and the Queen both recognise that Harry has the ability to connect with people, like Diana had.
People warm to him, not because of his title but because of who he is — a genuine young man with a big heart and a natural nobility. He has turned his life around and has earned a great deal of respect along the way. Today, appropriately, Prince Harry visited the Turn Your Life Around Development Trust in South Auckland. TYLA’s goal is to inspire “at risk” youth to lead a better life."
"Ms Cartwright said: “It’s a huge honour to have Prince Harry here. Our young people feel so special that he’s come all this way to see us. They also can’t believe that a royal gets so stuck in, touching everyone and playing.”
The people of Lesotho and people who have been touched deeply by your spirit of ubuntu will speak about you in the same manner that the African American Slaves spoke about President Abe Lincoln. One writer says people don't care how much you know, they only care about how much you care.
"At the time of Lincoln's death there was no single pattern into which the stories and anecdotes about him could fit. In the blurred memories of former slaves there was the shadowy outline of a preternaturally shrewed Lincoln, half Moses, half Yankee.
'Fore the elections he (Lincoln) traveled all over the South, and he come to our house and slept in Old Mistress bed. Didn't nobody know who he was... He come to our house and he watched close... When he got back up North he writ Old Master a letter and told him that he was going to have to free his slaves, that everybody was going to have to... He also told that he had visited at his house and if he doubted it to go in the room he slept in and look on the bedstead at the head and he'd see where he'd writ his name. Sure enough, there was his name:
Gradually the Negro built up a more emotional image of Lincoln, a perfect man and, in a peculiarly individual way, a personal emancipator. In Negro houses all over the nation one could find "many old pictures of Lincoln pasted on the walls of the sitting room over the mantelpiece... They just had to have Lincoln near them,"
"Churchill's school carreer at Harrow was undistinguished and he was only accepted at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst after one failed attempt. He felt intellectually inferior because of his lack of a university education and also regretted the lack of practice in public speaking that he would have gained at unuversity debates.
Churchill also suffered from a slight lisp and a stammer, so from the beginning he set about drafting his speeches in such a way as to avoid many of the pattens of everyday speech that he found so difficult. He visited speech therapists and practiced both words and gestures in front of a mirror until he had mastered his craft. He sometimes spent weeks constructing the speeches themselves, refining and improving them, and in this way came up with a style that was unique. His vocabulary was extremely large and he loved to fill his speeches with inventive word play, alliteration, vivid imagery and metaphors.
However, this style of speech and his manner of delivery did not always suit the mood of times. His big set-piece speeches in the House of Commons, to which he was first elected in 1901, were often criticized as being out of touch and contributing little to debate. He delivered apocalyptic messages so often that politicians and the public alike were tempted to believe that he was crying wolf. But in the period from 1938 leading up to World War 11 people began to take more notice of his message. Elected Prime Minister in 1940 he suddenly appeared to be the right man for the time, and he was finally able to use his remarkable powers of oratory to rally and uplift the whole British nation in its struggle against the Nazi threat."
What changed? Authenticity triumphed! Love prevailed! He didn't steal someone else's intellectual property or style of deliver as I have seen some well meaning leaders do. Exploitation! Slavery! You teach what? Theft! Your own family suffers NOW from your own dysfunctional gospel! Aren't you renowned for your brilliance! The law of karma is inescapable! Justice prevails! Don't give these adults your time and energy! Hypocrites! Follow love!
("My father knew how to love, and that was the most beautiful feature of him – his capacity to love. To be a proper revolutionary, you have to be a romantic. His capacity to give himself to the cause of others was at the centre of his beliefs – if we could only follow his example, the world would be a much more beautiful place.")
Dear God ￼ ￼ ￼
We thank you for your marvelous light that you continue to exhibit through our grandparents. You have taught us that life is a gift therefore what is humanly impossible is possible with you. We are eternally grateful.
Happy Mandela Day to all. May God bless you and your family Makhulu. May He bless you with joy and inner peace, protecting you and your family forever more.
God's love and deepest blessings to all. ￼ ￼ ￼
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