Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday January 16, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King. I knew it was yesterday, and thought about you, but forgot to mention it. IN honor of the great Dr King, here is my favorite quote from him:

" Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, Love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it."

This man was all about love and life and is one of my heroes. I have the above quote taped to the top of my monitor, where I look at it every morning, reminding me that we always have a choice on how we look at life, and how we deal with things. We can always choose love, as Marianne Williamson says. And that's what Dr. King was saying too. Choose love. In every small and large aspect of your life. Choose love. Learning to act and react from that place of love inside your heart or your genes or wherever it lives...learning this one small thing will change everything. Love is compassion. It is empathy. It is small kindnesses. It is consideration. It is a smile, a touch, a shoulder, an ear. Love, at it's core, is what we are.

So...happy birthday, Dr. King. Long may you be remembered as one of the heroes of our time. I have a dream, too.....



Prayer Girl said...

You display so many qualities you write about here - compassion, empathy, small kindnesses, consideration, a smile, a touch. IMHO.

The world is better for having had Dr. Martin Luther King in it. I feel in my own small way as though I am better to know you and to have met and spent time with you.


DJan said...

What a wonderful tribute to a great man. He has always been one of my heroes, too. Thanks for this. I also thought of him on Friday, and will think of him tomorrow when his day is observed.

TechnoBabe said...

"learning this one small thing will change everything".

Changing everything from within each of us could save the planet, could rebuild demolished countries, could end war.

Respects to Dr. Martin Luther King, who is still teaching us by example.

Kathy M. said...

A lovely tribute. Thank you. And happy MLK Day to you.

Anonymous said...

Well said, kiddo. I like him, too. Quite an example of humanity in action.