A Dream Was Launched
Today is the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his dream for America. The famous “I Have A Dream…” speech he delivered in 1964.
If you have never read the full speech, I encourage you to do so. It is a short 6 pages, but I reading it will give you greater appreciation of his dream; besides just the oft quoted four words that are the title. Instead of just casually remembering that this was the day Martin Luther King, Jr. gave this speech, actually read it if you haven’t. It is as applicable today as it was then, in many ways.
Great Ideas Applicable Still Today
There are several great ideas we would be well to remember that he conveyed in that speech. This is one of them, “In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”
Those words are so applicable to everyone today. They are timeless. Great words are always timeless and can apply across the decades. With the many different events going on around America we need to remember our dignity and our souls.
“I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
Treat Each Other As Equals
Let us treat each other as equals. Regardless of anything: nationality, color, creed, job title, position, political affiliation…equals. There will be those that hold firm to their beliefs of superiority, where ever they may stem from. It is not our job to change others. It is our job to change ourselves.
Make A Choice
If we each choose to made a conscious effort to live our great nations creed, moment by moment, our world would gradually see that dream come true. One person at a time. One moment at a time. Let freedom ring. Not from a bell. But from our very actions reverberating out to all.
As always, thanks for reading and we welcome any additional information or comments you may have.
By Charee Jackson
1920 N. Pittsburgh St., Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336
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