Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
A day to remember the man, his dreams and vision for our country and all people. I do and always have had a great respect for Dr. King. He was very profound and his words are still strong in existence today.
I get very aggravated with the violence and distaste of so many. So many people, whether it be in violence, stupidity or just general character, focus on so little and mostly themselves. They give very little time or thought to any one other person. Their true focus is on themselves.
I know it is too much to ask for us to all get along, but I would like to see a more open society willing to listen and to help one another. I would appreciate that for my daughter's sake.
On this day, please take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Dr. King as a person and what impact he made on who we are (whether personally or as a country) today. Take a moment to help someone else and reach out.
Here are couple of my favorite quotes from the Reverend himself:
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
"Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
"The time is always right to do what is right."
"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."
Rest in Peace Dr. King.
May you know that your time here on earth did make a difference, especially to me.