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22 01, 2020

Wise Quote from MLK, Jr.

By |2020-01-19T16:19:35-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words, Wednesday Words of Wisdom, Weekly Quote|0 Comments

About the quote

Researching quotes by MLK, Jr. I found this. There were so many it was truly hard to pick just one for Wednesday quotes.

This one reminded me of what I used to tell my school age kiddos…”I don’t expect you to have perfect grades. I do expect you to do your best.”

And, now as adults, they’re telling my grandkids the same thing.

There’s truth in Mr. King’s words. We just need to be the best we can be.

20 01, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day = National Day of Service

By |2020-01-17T13:14:17-06:00January 20th, 2020|Holidays, Make Me Think Monday|1 Comment

Martin Luther King, Jr. believed life’s most persistent and urgent question was:

‘What are you doing for others?’

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the federally established day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.

On the National Day of Service everyone is encouraged to volunteer to improve our communities. Something, in my opinion, we should consider more than one day a year.

If you can only manage one day, then make it this one.

And, whatever you choose to do today, think about this excerpt from one of my favorite King quotes:

“… anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Looking for ideas on how you can serve? Find opportunities available in your  community here you’ll need to enter your zip code.

18 01, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service

By |2016-01-10T17:13:52-06:00January 18th, 2016|Make Me Think Monday|0 Comments

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation designating a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Junior for his accomplishments. Today is that day.

Honoring Dr. King’s birthday evolved into a national day of service to encourage citizens to use the federal holiday as an opportunity to give back to their communities with legislation in 1994 that established a Martin Luther King Day of Service to coincide with the Federal holiday. serveimage

King’s vision was to build what he called “the beloved community.” He believed life’s most persistent and urgent question was

‘What are you doing for others?’

Check here to find projects in your specific area where you can honor him and help your community.

Even if you don’t have the federal day off, make a positive and peaceful impact in your community. What better way to honor King’s legacy than by helping others every day.