Today is the day that we honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a man who stood up for his beliefs and wanted better for the world around him. He dared to dream of something better – a world where people would love each other for the people they were, not judge each other by the color of their skin. He dreamed of people treating each other with respect, kindness, and equality.
I wonder, if he were around today, how he would think we were doing? Have things gotten better since his lifetime? I think we can do more.
This week, I encourage you to spread kindness and love to others. Reach out to someone and make an effort to get to know them from the inside out, instead of the outside in.
I love this conversation that took place between a dear friend of mine and her daughter:
Mom: Do you know why you have off (school) on Monday?
Daughter: Because it’s Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
Mom: Do you know who he is?
Daughter: He’s the guy who made it ok for me and Nadia to be friends.
What a perfect way to sum it up!
If you can, take some time (17 minutes) today and listen to MLK Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech below.