“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” - Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
For the last 50 years, since the assassination of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the narrative in America has been focused on his dream for the totality of human rights. Equality, prosperity over poverty and the right for people of color to have basic human dignities afforded to those in positions of privilege. As we settle into 2018, the nation celebrates #MLKDay with the issues Dr. King fought for still at the forefront of minds all over the world.
As a day of remembrance and observance, I echo the thoughts of many who have sought support and empowerment through established and new civil and human rights movements. Take pride in work if you are employed and have a job you must tend to. Dr. King, and others, worked hard for your right to work with people of all races across industries, across the country. If you have a day off, take part in an act of service.
For the love of service, find an organization and give your time. Or, if already connected, share your volunteer initiatives with others. Research or join a local agency that aligns with the causes you hold dear and lend a hand to someone who may need your help today. Service is just another word for love. When you give both, you build bridges that unite the world. No small feat, but worth the effort it takes to make a positive impact on change,