Today is the day set aside to honor a man worthy of honor. Not many of us get our own holiday but Martin Luther King, Jr. earned that amazing feat. Jesus has a holiday, Lincoln and Washington used their own holidays, now we have presidents day. That’s it. So today think of all this man did to be remembered with great celebration.
He was a baptist preacher who changed our country with kindness and boldness in a few short years. He called out men and women of all races to get out of the dark and see how great the light is. He was a man of high integrity and great courage.
I find great inspiration in quotes. Here are a few favorites from Martin Luther King, Jr.I found in Newsweek:
“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.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
Spend some time today reflecting on the impact this one man made in our society. Don’t under estimate your ability to be an agent of change where you are.
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