Foto’s Blog: Acts of Kindness in honor of Nelson Mandela’s Birthday.

Jul 18, 2011   //   Foto's Blog, South Africa  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Acts of Kindness in honor of Nelson Mandela’s Birthday.

Phodographer Carolyn Lane in Macassar, South Africa 2009

The outline of famous Table Mountain above Cape Town….visible from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years. He emerged able to forgive and build a nation.

A young boy from a township near Cape Town is highlighted today in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 93rd Birthday….we recognize and honor that to truly “see” and acknowledge each other is a simple act of kindness. Photo Diplomacy as practiced through Dog Meets World is a simple act of kindness for the world. A photo says I see you, you matter and we are much alike. It is tangible joy and a seed of peace. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Celebrate “Mandela Day” by showing kindness and compassion to all.

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