What each ONE of us can Learn from Nelson Mandela (Madiba)

What each ONE of us can Learn from Nelson Mandela (Madiba)

what each ONE

What each ONE of us can Learn from Nelson Mandela (Madiba)
Thoughts from my WordPress blog at http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“Thank you, God for Madiba. To know him is to know what we can one day be… and become.”
– the words of Desmond Tutu

“What we are is God’s gift to us, what we become is our gift to God”

The paperback version is also already available at http://www.amazon.com/What-Learn-Nelson-Mandela-Madiba/dp/1494745593


Craig’s Books

Writing into the Light

Write into the light (new cover)

Craig’s book Writing into the Light is now available at
and the Kindle edition at

A NEW DAWN, new hope in beautiful and tranquil “little” New Zealand


I came across this fine bit of writing, which I could closely relate to in those dark days in -. Diana’s words describe my feelings better than I could myself… so here they are…

“People speak glibly about life changing moments. Some truly qualify. You propose marriage and are accepted. You hear, ‘You’re hired’ or ‘You’re fired’ and your future shifts instantly. The doctor says ‘malignant’ (or something else life-changing) and everything is different. But anyone who has ever lived through it will tell you: It is profoundly shattering to learn, in one instant, that everything you thought was true about a loved one (my words: or perhaps your own life) is actually a lie. (Your entire world is turned upside down – what you thought about yourself, and what gave meaning to your life). The world rocks on its axis; when it is finally steady again, you are in a strange place that resembles, but is totally unlike the place you were in just a moment earlier.”
– fine and perceptive writing by Diana B Henriques from ‘Wizard of Lies; Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust’

From A Book Extract (as published in the New Zealand Herald)

And that’s exactly as I felt*, as I tried to absorb the words of the …

* Shattered and Broken!

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including Writing into the Light ) are available at : http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4


http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –



Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in “little scenic and tranquil” New Zealand

from http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com


“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”