January 16th, 2017

Celebrating the Legacy of MLK – 2017

Today we celebrate the legacy of an American hero who helped lead the civil rights movement, and brought about massive change in the system though peace and discussion. Martin Luther King Jr. helped our country see beyond color, and served as a beacon of light for all people to follow. He wasn’t a perfect person, he wasn’t infallible – but the message of peace and unity he brought helped mold our country and made the world a better place for all.

While we still have a long road ahead of us to truly unite as a nation, we must always remember the man and the message of MLK. Seeing his life cut short was one of the true tragedies of this country’s history, but few people ever made more of their DASH than MLK. Yesterday would have marked Martin’s 88th birthday, and more than ever we miss his guiding hand.

With a highly contested presidential race just behind us, it’s clear to see we have a long way to go as a country before we find true unity and harmony – but until that day comes I hope we all keep the words and the lessons taught by MLK close to our hearts and minds. As you can see from his wise words below, we could all stand to learn something from this remarkable person:

  • “Love is the one force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
  • “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
  • “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
  • “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
  • “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  • “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”
  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  • “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

 

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