I sit in a corner and ponder today. Today means more than Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, it is also another day in which we as African Americans, get to remember, honor and appreciate those that stood up for rights we justly deserved. To be treated equally regardless of skin wasn’t your typical day years ago. These members of courage joined hands and fought for what they believed in. Something much bigger than themselves.
Unfortunately, to this day it’s still a problem. Hate crimes, prejudice, and racism continue to corrupt the hearts of many. It’s a saddening poison, one that removes the kindness in hearts, harmony in souls and hope for the future.
Observed on the third Monday each January we honor what is close to his birthday (01/15/1929). In Charlotte, we have a parade the Saturday before, I have yet to attend the parade. Don’t judge me – but I am just finding out about the parade as if it never existed.
This day is also important to me because it reminds me of how much work I have to do as an individual. To be the best that I can be, to show those before me that I am not wasting their triumphs and successes before me. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to. Next post I will be sharing what some of my goals for this year will be.
Until next time 🙂