I would like to go a step further and say that I think most of our dreams for how this world could look involves more peace, more love. And if I am right and so many of us are dreaming of this, why are we not moving in that direction?
Martin Luther King Jr. was an advocate for love. He was an advocate for love in action, treating each other as equals. Yet today there are so many examples of one group looking down on another or treating them as somehow less.
Today I would like to call for love. Today I would like to call for patience. Today I would like to call for tolerance and for reaching a hand out to help. We have all needed help at one time or another. We have all made mistakes. Even within one group of people we have a thousand different beliefs and ideas, and yes that includes even within religion. We all have our own interpretations because we have all had our own experiences. Today let us set those differences apart and spread the dream of LOVE. Today, let's ACT on love.
I'm grateful to wake to a quiet morning and make the choice to stay snuggled in bed. I'm grateful for all the basic blessings around me that sometimes get take for granted even though I know not everyone has them. I'm grateful for people that have inspired history by standing up for what they believe. I'm grateful for the powerful speech, "I Have a Dream". I'm grateful for those that work every day behind the scenes to spread love and peace in this world even when they gain no recognition. I'm grateful for those that will listen to my plea today and practice patience, love, generosity, and kindness to their fellow human beings. We are all one.
How will you honor this day? How can you spread love? Where can you increase your tolerance?
May today bless you with an abundance of patience and love to share. May you see the difference you make in each small act of kindness. And may these acts spread through this world creating change. Have a beautiful day!