Today is a day to not only celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact, but a day to reflect, learn, and serve. Justice, freedom, and equality for all is still a dream and a vision at this point. We have a lot of work to do. That being said, we all have the opportunity to be kind, love others, choose to include, advocate, lead, serve, teach, motivate, and pay it forward, through every interaction we make and everything that we do. Let us put Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words into action and create sustainable change, not only today but every moment and opportunity that we get.
"The time is always right to do what is rights."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve."
"It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people."
"We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends."
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"I have decided to stick to love... hate is too great a burden to bear."
"Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God."
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."
"He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
"You can kill the dreamer, but you can't kill the dream."
-Martin Luther King Jr.