MLK Dream: Follow yours

Don’t Let the Cold or Sickness Prevent You From Living out Your Dream

MLK Day went past me with little thought this year, and it feels bad.   I can write it off as it was because it was bitterly cold here in Austin or the fact that I am still recovering from COVID-19 and not feeling 100%, yet this does not sit right with me either. See, Dr. King showed up in the cold to spread his vision for a better society where people were equal and lived in harmonious communities. I am sure that there were many times that he did not feel well and still showed up. But I did nothing yesterday to honor that he did a lot for the society I live in today. And for that, I feel ‘yucky’ in my body.

Why? Because I was reminded last year how much is said through silence. It shows your lack of care and empathy or true feelings on a subject. It is hurtful to people and makes people feel alone.  As Dr. King said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

When I was an Executive Director for The National Conference for Community and Justice, MLK was a LONG working day for me, and it fed my soul. I would facilitate a march in Corpus Christi, Texas, where we would end the march at a church where we would honor children who would create fantastic art on “what MLK means to them.”

I always loved seeing the posters, and it inspired me that the next generation was ready to carry on Dr. King’s vision for a world where black and white kids could play alongside each other and where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by their character. 

I carry Dr. King’s dream in my heart. As a change agent for joy, harmony, and peace, I admire Dr. King and his guts to step up. 

What dream do you have, and how are you honoring your dream? Don’t let cold or sickness get in your way. Find ways to do your part to start living your dream. 

Put your dream out in the world, so share it with someone so that it becomes alive. The next step in turning your dream into a reality is to create a plan on how to make it happen.

Dr. King regularly met with advisors, and they created strategies to move his plan into reality. Finally, get out there and move your plan forward.

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