July 2016

Dear parents, parents-2-b, moms, dads, caregivers, social workers, support group leaders, grandparents & educators [in short Proud2Believers]

Nelson Mandela’s life has been an inspiration to the world. Yes, it is indeed the month where many people celebrate Mandela Day. At Proud2b ME® we believe that every day should be Mandela Day. It should be a lifestyle to reach out and make positive circles of transformation on a daily basis. May I suggest that people take the 67 minutes on the 18th of July to sit down with their families and or colleagues and schedule and COMMIT to projects and initiatives throughout the year. If you are not able to get stuck into something big then make use of my Fridge Reminder Commitment which gives you 25 ideas to makie every day a Mandela Day. It is in your hands. Sit down with your family and or colleagues when doing this and commit as a family or team by signing a COMMITMENT-2-ACTION-2-GETHER. Remember …it starts with ME.

I invite you to scroll down to this month’s parenting/leadership toolkit/fridge reminder which shares 25 ideas on how to make every day a Mandela Day. These are some hands-on ideas for primary and secondary caregivers, which we invite you to share with your family, colleagues and community members. If you do not yet receive this free electronic monthly toolkit directly from Proud2b ME® and you would like to receive it, please click here

Change is in my hands, but thinking about it is not going to make anything happen. PROUD2b ME® shares our ethos of  ‘I can’t just think it! I need to ink it, share it so that I can ACTION it’. We encourage our participants to make this part of a positive and action driven lifestyle. Action has no remote, get up and DO IT yourself.

In guiding yesteryear’s children to raise responsible tomorrows parents by giving tools on how to change negative patterns, that we could have well inherited, to positive patterns for the sake of responsible citizenship, I trust you will take time to read and share this toolkit.

Here are 25 simplified ideas for THINKing, INKing, SHARing and ACTIONing EVERY DAY AS MANDELA DAY: