The Unthinkable Resides Within Each of Us

Nelson Mandela

With that revised definition, doing the unthinkable was no longer limited to the elite athlete or mountain climber or entrepreneur. Suddenly, doing the unthinkable was resident in each of us. The ultra-obese, 900 lb. Man who devoted himself to losing over five hundred pounds, and teaching others who were obese to do the same, was unthinkable.

The blind man who grew up in poverty, who taught himself braile, and was teaching other underpriveledged blind people to read, was unthinkable.
The Iraqi family who lost their home and all of their belongings in the U.S./Iraqi war, and undertook a round-the-world oddessy from Africa, to Indonesia, to Bangladesh, and eventually to America, to work with refugees around the world, were doing the unthinkable.

Unthinkable suddenly had become about each of us, no matter our station in life, or the challenges we face. As the song, 9,000 Days, which aptly describes of Nelson Mandela’s 27-year imprisonment in South Africa, before becoming its country’s President.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears,

Beyond the hours that turned to years

It matters not the circumstance,

We rise above. We took a chance

The song “9000 Days”

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