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Sunday, January 15, 2012

It’s Your time to Live Your Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.

“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.

This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

The words above are a snippet of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech.”  What is your dream?  What can you do to make you a better person?  How can you help make the world a better place?  All of these were tasks Dr. King strived to accomplish.  He fought for equality and fair justice.  Even though he is gone, his legacy still lives on and there are many things we can do to help him accomplish this in his passing.  Let’s start today.  Take time and help someone else out, be lax to judge, but quick to have compassion, slow to anger and quick to turn the other cheek.  Why?  Because it is with this character that Martin Luther King Jr. made change happen.  So today, we salute you Dr. King.  We wish you a Happy Birthday and thank you for the work you did in the past and hope to spiral the momentum to do even greater deeds as a country.

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