Happy Martin Luther King Day!
I love Martin Luther King Jr. and what he stands for, and I honor this day every year.
“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.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
His “I Have A Dream” speech touches me especially, because of the vision he had for a nation – a vision of hope and freedom for his children. Because of Reverend King, we’ve come a long way, but I agree that there are many improvements that can be made in modern society to further this dream.
I want to share my dream with you.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference I want to make in the world and how I can take steps to share my vision with other. In thinking about this, I realized that because of the pain, agony, and worry I have been through in my life, that shapes up my visions and expectations of society.
I believe we each have experiences that shape our views and opinions, mainly when dealing with the emotions of anger, distress, joy, and happiness.
When I imagine a perfect world, I think mainly about my experience being bullied. I imagine a world where no one is ostracized, discriminated, left out, persecuted, denied their human rights for any reason, whether it be gender, race, skin color, interests, sexuality, disabilities, and all the things that make us unique, that make us our own self, as a whole.
I dream of a day when we all show love and compassion to each other, lending a helping hand, inviting others to collaborate with us.
My dream is that one day, labels will not define anyone – we will not be judgmental, putting people apart in our minds simply because we are uncomfortable with differences and change.
I want to share my dream for the world – with the world.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
That is my WHY, and that is the reason I do what I do. I hope we can look forward to a brighter future, and that we can all establish our sense of self, foster security, and appreciation for others, ourselves, and the planet.
This is my dream… What’s yours?