Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Visionary

I got up first thing this morning and made note of all of the things that I am grateful for. 1. Waking up this morning 2. Having my health and strength 3. Knowing the true God 4. Knowing thy Self 5. Staying conscious 6. Having a great support system i.e. family and friends 7. Being capable of loving 8. Helping others 9. Being able to laugh, sing and dance! 10. Knowing what is real and what isn't Dr. King Jr. Stood for something. He lived his life, making concious choices. He preached the importance of judging one by the "content of their character" - not their skin type. That is deep. Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and those before you that paved the way so that I can try and make this place a better space... I got up this morning, got all dressed up and listened to some Stevie Wonder and had a glow and an inner smile in my heart. My friend Debbie came by my office and we went to lunch - Italian food. She brought me a flower, to celebrate MLK's B-Day. We, as friends, are living the American MLK Dream. She and I smiled and reflected on the fact that not so long ago, 30 years ago or so, we could not have shared the same table. Today we can. Now that's progress! Life is a gift - own it! C