Today we celebrate a man who changed America.
This day is about more than banks being closed, the mail not running and most kids are out of school.
It is about inspiring, changing and serving others. The man who showed us how to do all of this was none other than
Martin Luther King, JR.
The landscape of the world was different in 1963 when a march on Washington happened and he gave his “I have a Dream” speech.
There was racial tension an political tension in a huge way. So much that for those of us who did not live through it, we can’t imagine it.
But this man used his voice and he inspired a nation and changed that landscape. At least, he began the process that this nation so badly needed.
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can run, then walk.
If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have
to keep moving forward.”
MLK, Jr. inspired us to never give up and to keep moving.
To keep progressing with the tenacity that changes things!
The keep moving forward part is the hardest because let’s face it. Sometimes we don’t feel like moving.
We don’t feel like doing because we lost hope. We may have lost our faith. We may have even lost who we are or forgot who we are and what our purpose is.
But we must keep moving. Within your reach is hope, faith and even a new path to that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
MLK, Jr. had a “dream” and he kept moving forward. He made sacrifices. He just kept moving and YOU can too!
“Life’s most persistent question and urgent question: What are you doing for others?”
It is obvious he believed and lived the golden rule.
Today, I challenge you to serve those around you. Maybe its a neighbor, a family member or even a complete stranger.
We can all make a difference. They may be small act of kindness but they are powerful in a world that is loud and pulling us in every direction.
So, today take a few minutes and serve someone. Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone.
Move Forward. Keep moving!
“I have a dream………..”
Do you have a dream? I think if we all dig down deep, we can find one.
Maybe one that has been forgotten. One that you hold down deep because you fear what would happen if you let it out and people actually knew.
It takes courage to live out your dream. MLK Jr, exemplified courage and bravery. He risked his life and ultimately lost his life because he shared his dream no matter how controversial it was at the time.
It is time for you to start “Occupying” the dream!
Own it. Live it.
This blog is based on the CSI motto of Create. Share. Inspire.
Create your dream. Share it and watch how many people you Inspire!
So, think of today, as not just a day off from work but think of it as an opportunity to remember a man who had the courage to change the world.
In 1986, Martin Luther King, Jr. day became a national holiday and I think for good reason.
We need to remember those who leave footprints on the world and change it.
We need to remember the bravery it took and the passion behind it.
No matter what keep moving, keep trying.
Answer life’s question of should I serve others and make a difference with a big YES.
Finally, “Occupy” your dreams and live them out!
Have a great day and remember what you can do today that will change tomorrow, next year and even 20 years from now.
“I have a dream” too and that is for you to find joy in today as you serve those around you!