Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Monday AND...

More importantly Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 


This morning when I turned on my television the first thing I saw were reports from the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington DC. I thought how proud he would be that people of all ages, all races and from all walks of life were descending upon his memorial to pay their respects. His humanitarian efforts and beliefs that he gave his life for made the world that we live in today less ignorant and hateful. His words today are still as powerful as when they were spoken decades ago:

"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."

"That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."


"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"


"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness."

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

Let's all strive to continue in the vein of Martin Luther King Jr. Set aside differences. Do not judge others for their beliefs, the culture in which they are born or whom they choose to have a relationship with. 

 Get out and do something for others. To set the tone I volunteered to help prepare food for the Meals On Wheels program. No matter how large or small the task we can all help do our part. 

Happy Monday everyone! 





1 comment:

Intense Guy said...

:)

He was a wise person - its a shame he was murdered - the world wasn't really done with him yet.