Monday, January 16, 2012

Do YOU have a Dream?

Sure you do.  We all have dreams.  Some of them are goals, some of them border on fantasy.  Some of them are little wishes.  Some of them are humongous.  In my opinion, if what your dreams are make you into the best person you can be, then you are fulfilling your mission on this earth. 

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday.  He had a dream.  A dream that certainly couldn't be fulfilled overnight.  A dream not just for himself, but for mankind.  "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the the content of their character."  Isn't that beautiful?   

I'm glad that I've witnessed in my lifetime a shift in how people/races interact with one another.  One man spoke up to voice what others felt in their hearts and moved us to the healing that humankind so sorely needed.  You see, as long as we hold those prejudices and hates, we are not free.  We are shackled by those hates; that anger.  And until we decide that what's on the outside really doesn't matter and that the only thing that matters is what's in someone's heart, we will never be free.  He said it best when he said:

Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring -- when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children -- black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics -- will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Whether or not you have the day off today, have a wonderful day!  And just send a quick note of gratitude to your higher power that we were blessed to have heard the words from Dr. King's heart. 

Make it a great day!!


Tracy said...

I is good to be able to witness the shift in the treatment of people. But working in NC I also see glimpses of 'old ways' and it is disturbing. What we do and what the image is are two different things at times.
thanks for your words...

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Nicole said...

Beautifully written!