"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."
- MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
You wouldn't normally see me writing specifically about a holiday or event, but I felt compelled to wish you all a Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! MLK Day has always been one of those holidays I looked forward to learning about in school every year growing up & now that I'm a parent, I look forward to sharing it with my kids... MLK was a smart, strong, loving man who has helped this country in life & death. I think a lot of people think of this special day as a "Black Holiday" but I don't see it like that at all!
Martin Luther King, Jr. signifies hope, love & equality to me... all things that this world needs right now, things that all people need! It doesn't matter what color your skin is, where you live, or what kind of background you have. I feel like we take 2 steps forwards & one step back constantly as a nation and the world around us has changed so much in the past couple of years in a such a negative way. It just so happens that it took a Black man to open so many hearts, start a movement & leave a legacy behind...
2017 could use a Martin Luther King, Jr... So many people have lost hope & carry around fear or hate in their hearts. Ugly things continue to happen to us, we all need to stick together & spread love, not hate! We all need to remember the horrible things that've occurred in the past and work hard to prevent those types of events from happening anymore. We need to remember to practice peace for our loved ones. Nowadays, all families are mixed with so many different things, that we need to be mindful. Although you may feel a certain issue doesn't pertain to YOU, it affects your grandchildren, your nieces & nephews, your children's cousins, your son's best friend... Keep an open mind & an open heart.
I hope your homes and hearts are filled with love, peace & happiness. 2017 is the year we all need to do better & be better! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
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