Martin Luther King had a dream. He knew that it would take time for that dream to come true and to truly change things. It can take generations to weed out bias and discrimination as we do our best to raise the next generation better than ourselves. Unfortunately we are not there yet. I still hold hope that someday we will accomplish the dream of love and equality.
I have many dreams for how I want the world to look, to respond, and to be driven. There are beautiful aspects already; people who give, help, love, and do their part to make this place better. And there are still areas when love is still trying to open hearts and minds.
I dream not for myself but for all of humanity. I dream for my daughter and for the future generations that they may live in peace and in respect for all people. I dream not for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but the mere presence of the rainbow, the beautiful light after a nourishing rain.
I'm grateful for everyone doing their part to share love. I'm grateful for the innocence of my daughter and children everywhere. I'm grateful to know that they can be raised to believe in equality, respect, and love. I'm grateful for all of those who also dream of this beautiful place and strive to live it today. I'm grateful for rainbows and to take time to catch them with my daughter.
What is your dream? Who is in your heart as you picture this dream?
May today bring us one step closer to love and equal respect. May we choose actions that move us toward our dreams of a better world. Have a beautiful day!