Monday, January 15, 2007

Dream forgotten? Make it real

Today was supposed to be a day of remembrance. Celebration. Service.
But clearly, Mother Nature had something else in mind for the Shreveport-Bossier City area.
The nasty, cold, rainy weather has already cancelled a number of activities and events for the day and most folks will probably wind up spending the day at home - at least the ones that didn’t have to work today.
So, does that mean that the annual recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is lost this year? Of course not.
It’s just like a Sunday service – do you forget the sermon as soon as you head out of the church doors?
Unfortunately, for many, that’s probably the case.
However, the true idea of King’s message was not to just commemorate his impact on American history for one day, but to incorporate his message of love and service to all humanity into our daily lives.
So, if your plans to give or volunteer or celebrate the holiday got washed away by the bad weather and subsequent cancellations, then sorry, but you can’t use that as your excuse.
Find a way to do something tomorrow, or this weekend, or for the rest of the year. In fact, just make it a daily goal.
What are you doing to remember Dr. King's legacy?

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