who spent 27 years as a prisoner in South Africa for opposing apartheid, led his country to democracy, became its first black president and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite knowing intuitively he was near death, his passing left me in tears yesterday. There are few human beings whose accomplishments have affected so many. May he rest in peace and become the guardian angel for those at war and those who fight to gain their freedom and human rights.
Imagine spending 27 years - 1/4 of your life - in jail. Jailed unfairly for so long, he never lost hope and his love for other people. The enormity of his example has left an indelible mark on his country and the world.
It seems rather trivial to go from the death of such an inspirational person to the world of beauty, so I won't - not this morning. I'll leave that fun to you in the comments section.
It's time for the Friday Forum. I love this part of our week. What new products
did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you
using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty
product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer?
Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments.
Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the
weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved
I hope you have a great weekend - without the snow or ice that's headed this way.
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