Monday, January 17, 2011

Taking Action In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 
'What are you doing for others?'
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, January 17, 2011 is the 25th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day being a federal holiday.   For 25 years we have honored Dr. King and his principles of a peaceful approach toward freedom and equality with school closed on this 3rd Monday of January, and with it being a governmental holiday.  

Many Americans, as a way of honoring Dr. King and all he gave us in his 39 short years of leadership, celebrate the day not as a "day off" but rather as a "day on"....doing good deeds and working for the betterment of their community; making it a day of service to help take action to solve some of the social ills that surround us.

No matter what you did today (work, have the day off, took the day "on" by stepping out to help your community)...hopefully you took an opportunity to take pause and reflect.  What a prime time to honor what we have become here in the US as a result of Martin Luther King, Jr's sacrifices.  But Dr. Martin Luther King's impact was greater than just purely an American impact.  It has global impacts as well. Perhaps we all can think about how we can apply the same principles of service to not only our country, but our planet. 

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