My day began with being witness to history. Nelson Mandela's State Funeral Today and it was broadcast live. It was a beautiful ceremony that was fitting for a wonderful man who made a difference for us all.
I begin the new week with this "snapshot" of thoughts courtesy of Jonathan Lockwood Huie as the final two weeks of 2013 is before us:
It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson