Today, January 15, 2018 marks the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is a day to reflect about the important lessons he taught. It is also a day of service for many.
I can remember participating in many community programs on this day in my younger years.
Now, I take the time to reflect with my children during homeschool.
As I sit here today looking at all of the social media posts recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I thought about the most important lesson we all can learn from him.
His dream for equality lead to action. There was so much opposition during the 50's and 60's concerning equal rights for blacks in the United States, still he mobilized and organized movement towards that dream.
I'm reflecting on my own dreams and how to effectively mobilize and organize to making those dreams come true.
I can look back on my life and see many of the dreams I had as a young girl have already been realized and are in the making today. Realizing my dreams has given me an incredible amount of faith for other dreamers. I love encouraging dreamers, mainly women who feel they have lost hope, to go towards their dreams and find ways to achieve them.
I feel eternally grateful because of this man. He went for his dreams and now I am able to freely go for mine and help others.
Some of My Favorite Inspirational Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"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 by the content of their character."
"Now is the time to make justice a reality of all of God's children."
"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
His most important lesson me is to move forward toward your dream in faith.