Today is Martin Luther King jr’s day (15th January) . In 1964, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his instrumental role in pushing for greater racial equality through nonviolent civil disobedience. Behind his booming voice and poignant appeals for racial healing were his driving values of courage, love, forgiveness, and above all, hope.
Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the commitment to equality, hope and love is as important for humanity today as it ever was. Thank you for demonstrating how to lead in divisive times. How to be a steadfast for hope and love in the face of hatred. On this day where we celebrate your life, we have to remember what you would have done. You would not let the hate win…you would use love, kindness, and a desire for freedom and equality to overcome. So will we.
Inspiring words as we celebrate MLKJ Day .What do you need to take the first step towards? The best news? You get to build the staircase as you go ❤️ You really don’t need to see the whole staircase, just go!
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The time is always right to do what is right.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.
Martin Luther King Jr.: Keep Moving
Martin Luther King Jr. gives an inspiring speech about designing your life’s blueprint, and reminds us that whatever you do, you must always keep moving.
“This is the most important and crucial period of your lives, for what you do now and what you decide now at this age may well determine which way your life shall go. The question is, whether you have a proper, a solid, and a sound blueprint. I want to suggest some of the things that should be in your life’s blueprint. Number one in your life’s blueprint should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your own worth and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you are nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.
“Secondly, in your life’s blueprint, you must have as a basic principle the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor. You’re going to be deciding as the days and the years unfold what you will do in life, what your life’s work will be. Once you discover what it will be, set out to do it and to do it well. Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be the sun, be a star, for it isn’t by size that you win or you fail, be the best of whatever you are.
“Finally, in your life’s blueprint must be a commitment to the eternal principals of beauty, love, and justice. Well life for none of us has been a crystal stair, but we must keep moving, we must keep going. If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”(Source:Goalcast)
Much Love , Devi
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