Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Day

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Happy Martin Luther King Day! I've always felt a kinship with Dr. King since I found out he was killed the month I was born...25 days apart. I'm not sure why that made an impact on me, except to say it gave me some context of when he lived and what was happening when I was born.



I think this quote is perfect for our times right now...almost 50 years (in April) since his death. If more people in the world would just do what is right and move on from ennui, fear, hubris and the need for power, I think we'd all be a little bit better off. As I understand it, Dr. King himself was unfaithful to his wife...which means that he should have listened more to himself I guess. It also means that we don't have to be perfect to make a difference. We don't have to be saintly to motivate others, to speak out and speak up, to fight injustice. Dr. King became a voice for a whole nation, calling for change and loving our enemies, being brave and speaking up for what is right. I think we could use a little more of this today. The "other" we see is more like us than they are different and I try to remember this if I ever find myself judging people. Because we are all just people trying to live on this planet and find love and acceptance. 

And I'll see you back here on Wednesday with crafty stuff. 

Happy Monday!
Chark

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