Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. He would have turned 90 years old. We can only speculate about how he would feel about our world today and the impact he had, and continues to have, on our society.
Next week we will celebrate his life with an official holiday. I hope you take some time to reflect on where we are as a civilization and what you can do in your community to bring about the world that so many have dreamed of.
Communities all over the country will have rallies and marches in Martin Luther King Jr.’s honor. In the hopes that we will finally put our differences aside to work for true equality, people of all backgrounds will join together in a united front against the forces of division. Is your community having a public activity next Monday? Tell us about it on Facebook so that we can help spread the word! If you’re in southeastern Michigan, The Henry Ford offers free admission on MLK Day. It’s a good time to visit the “With Liberty and Justice for All” exhibition.
In the days leading up to the many official activities and gatherings, it’s a fine time to take a few minutes and put into writing what your dream looks like. Download the free printable “I have a dream” worksheet from this post. Very simple, it’s a great tool for adults or kids who need space to think. Print as many as you want. Once your dream is on paper, it has a tangible place in the world and in your thoughts. I think you’ll find that once it’s there, it’s hard not to act.