Monday, January 16, 2017

and still i rise

title is lovingly attributed to the fabulous, beautiful and always eloquent maya angelou. 

today is a day to celebrate the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., a man among men who stood up and asked questions and dared to dream. he asked us to be better, and asked all of us to care about each other.

he dreamed that his children may grow up in a world where they are judged by the content of their character than the color of their skin.

he asked us to put down our weapons of fear and allow all people the dignity of justice, freedom. he believed (and i believe) in the goodness that is possible in love, light, and in peace.

thank you, dr. king, for who you are in the world : thank you for daring to speak, and for leaving your indelible message of justice, love and peace in our hearts, and courage and strength in our minds.

thank you for asking (daring) us to dream, and for sharing your dream. let us on this day of remembrance vow to raise our aspirations, create our own abundance, know ourselves included and important, and strive with all of our hearts and minds to be our own best. may we all hold faith, hope and good in the light of love.

may we always seek to find quality of character in ourselves; and teach our children the miracle (courage) of living in love, light and peace. we may, if we will.

may the creator bless us all with all we are born to be : this day and all days - keep moving forward.

power to all people.