The Dream Keeps Living …

16 Jan

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A historic day to reflect upon what matters …

When I ask my son and daughter if they knew why they had the day off, both of them told me it was because of Martin Luther King Jr. … “we’re remembering his life”.

I’m glad they were able to hear his words and understand the meaning behind his voice. When you’re that young sometimes the message gets lost in translation, but they seemed to have understood exactly what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. meant. I’m glad it was easy for them and for a lot of kids in their class actually. Acceptance, equality, and empathy.

A day I wish we didn’t have off, because our country would have been so much better had be been alive.

But his words and his life continue to have meaning years after his death. They continue to touch the hearts of little kids like my own. I’m glad that historical figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. can keep affecting this nation long after he is gone. They keep inspiring so that the dream lives on during dark times, so that people can remember that character is what matters most in a person. What they say, what they do, and how they treat people in public and in private matter. I’m glad to continue teaching these lessons to my kids. I’m glad his words … his dream continues to inspire how people of different backgrounds live and act today.

 

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3 Responses to “The Dream Keeps Living …”

  1. Cayman Thorn January 17, 2017 at 3:40 AM #

    Bravo Cali!

    What a great tribute to a great man whose influence is still so strong and whose lessons will always be taught by those of us who never forget what it’s all about.

    Peace and love to you

    • The Guat February 21, 2017 at 1:24 AM #

      He’s been great. His speeches have been on my mind this whole month and I’ve actually been watching Eyes on The Prize again. Very powerful and inspiring stuff. Hoping kids today know how important he really in addition to Evers, and X and people who made change happen through massive moment.

      • Cayman Thorn February 22, 2017 at 7:50 PM #

        That is a great doc series! My son was born on January 16th, 1995. MLK Day. It was a beautiful sign of things to come.

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