I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela
I'm missing this great man today, and every day here in South Africa - things have just not been the same since he left us. Today he would have been 100 years of age, a day to celebrate his life and his legacy, and more than anything, it's a day to follow in his footsteps to make the world a better place, to conquer our fears and become all we can, because when we are empowered we want only the best for others, our brothers and sisters, and for all life on Earth, including the sharks so many fear. I know it's not easy when life can some times be so tough, when things don't always work out as one planned, but that's where being brave comes into it, accepting the tough days, the failures, the hardships, the mistakes, the pain, and courageously moving forward. If anyone knew how to do this, it was Madiba. Thank you Madiba for showing us how. .
A @thesharkwarrior Lesley Rochat photo of a #hammerheadshark #shark taken while on a @shark_warrior_adventures dive expedition with @thedolphindreamteam in the #bahamas #mandela #madiba #instagood #beautifulman #great #inspire #doyourbit #inspiration #nelsonmandela #president #leader #bebrave #liveworthliving #stepatatime #instaquotes #instaafrica #instainspiration #instaworld #quotes #underwaterphotographer