As the country anxiously celebrates the Martin Luther King (MLK), 48th anniversary of the I have a dream speech, here on August 28, 2011 in the Nation’s capitol here in Washington, DC, and the unveiling of the national monument made in celebration of his likeness, and his contribution to society as a whole, I am reminded of the sacrifices that he and others have made to this great country of ours.
He had the creative visualization and the required self discipline and the personal self motivation to keep up the fight for his convictions for racial equality, when at that time in our history, bigotry and prejudice feelings and attitudes ruled the day.
As I reflect upon this historic day in our nation’s history, I am forever reminded that our freedom that so many in this great country of ours take for granted is never free. Convictions, and heart-felt purpose with passion and desire in changing opinions and attitude require sacrifice. If you believe in something strong enough, you need to put your feelings into action.
MLK did just that, his legacy will forever be remembered as racial equality for all people, and he paid the ultimate sacrifice for his heart-felt passionate convictions, that by his self-sacrificial example, changed forever the course of racial equality for the good in this country of ours. There was nothing selfish in his purpose and in his personal mission statement for the world.
What is Your Lasting Legacy?
But there is a bigger lesson to learn from all of this I believe. Each one of us has the capacity and personal drive to make an impact upon our societies as a whole as well; regardless of your economic, political, and or class status in where you live and reside on planet earth. The Lord our God created all mankind with a purpose and mission in life.
What is it that you are passionate about? What idea or thought consumes you day and night wishing to share with the whole world? What can you do in making your little part of the world in which you live better for your family or neighbor down the street. Death and dying are real, and the cemeteries are all too full of people who died way to soon of fulfilling their life-long dreams, aspirations, and smart goals in life.
Think about what is important to you, and seek out a plan in bringing your dreams into fruition. You just need to have the hope and faith, and a positive attitude in making your part of the world a better place for all mankind. Your lasting legacy depends on it.