Happy MLK Holiday! Okay moms and dads, I know your children are happy to be out of school. Y’all just gotta role with it:) This post is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and how his courage under fear and fire changed a world! Yes, Doctor King was a human man who wanted to live a long life, but he was called to carry out his mission by the most high-God and was cut down by hatred’s bullet in the process.
In appreciation for all of those freedom-fighters, known and unknown, I wanted to keep the fires fueling hope, equality and non violence going by penning inspiring quotes from the mouths of visionary men and women whose messages to the masses will touch your heart and fuel your purpose to making a difference in the lives of others:
1.”Dreams have no color” George Lopez
2.”It’s OK to dream at any age” George Lopez
3. “If you live long enough you’ll see everything” Cicely Tyson
4. “You have to let go of the old to receive the new” Joel Osteen
5. “Think of yourself as the next great something because that’s exactly what you are”… Steve Harvey mentoring young men
6. “Rise up and walk your life better not resentful and bitter” Clara Freeman
7. “I believe without laughter there is no point at all!” Lauren Bacall
8. “The day I think that I have made it, I’m finished. I use every single experience, every single day as a day of education. Every single thing that happens in my life; I am the sum total of everything I am”…Cicely Tyson
9. “Patience, Persistence and Perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success” Napoleon Hill
10. “Rise up out of the ashes and grab the something bigger and better to your future.” Joel Osteen speaking from scripture…”God will give you beauty for ashes.”
“Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
The movie, “Selma” opened in theaters on January 13th. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday was January 15th.We celebrate his life and legacy on this day, January 19th, 2015 as Marin Luther King Day. If you haven’t seen this movie, please do and take your children to see history in the making.
And always treat yourself special…