“ I have the audacity to believe that people’s everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”
As I was enjoying a lazy Sunday watching 80’s movies and much of the nation was stuck on the Packers and Cowboys game, my youngest reminded me that January 15 is the true birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr. Thanks little monster.
I had trouble sleeping last night. Every now and then my mind likes to dance during a time it should be turning in its skates. I’m not a fan of lying in bed wading through thoughts that aren’t serving my well being, so I decided to reach for my copy of MartinLuther King, Jr’s autobiography.
I sifted through the pages and read many of his speeches and lectures he had given during his journey leading the Civil Rights movement.
Two hours passed and I found myself in awe. Martin Luther King, Jr. was such a special man. He was a man who led many to stand up for the true american dream. One filled with equality and justice.
He was a man who had the ability to evoke emotion from people from all walks of life. His majestic courage enabled him to carry a movement to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression.
He was a man who lead with his heart no matter what challenge or controversy that lied ahead. He was a man who believed that the “power of the soul is greater than the might of violence. ”
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see leaders like him anymore. There are great orators out there, but none that possess the courage and steadfast determination to bring harmony to our nation like Martin Luther King, Jr. did.
Today, I am grateful for the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. I respect the sacrifices he made to fulfill the dream of a nation at peace with itself. Although we have come a long way, we still have a long way to go. All in all, I am forever grateful and inspired by his life, which was dedicated to serving others.