Happy Birthday to a man who helped to shape the course of the civil rights. He preached non-violence and respect for one another. He wanted us to work together in brotherhood no matter what race, creed or color we are. He wants us to judge each other by the content of our character and not on skin color or religious preferences. He stood for unity for ALL races and ALL mankind.
If he were here today, he would be grinning ear to ear with pride at our newly elected President, Barack Obama. I am sure he is in heaven smiling down with tears of pride and joy streaming down his cheek. America finally did it and the world is rejoicing. We can change. America demonstrated that in November 2008 on Election Day and will take it to the next level tomorrow at he Inauguration Ceremony.
Go out today and ask yourself “What difference can I make in my world today?” Shake someone’s hand, share a smile 🙂 and have a good time. Temporarily forget about bills, traffic and other things that bother us and take in this moment in history. The celebration of a life now passed, but not forgotten and the beginning of a new era/chapter in American history.
Dr. Martin Luther King, I honor you on this day for the victories you accomplished to make my life better today. Thank you very much. I know you paid the ultimate sacrifice, but I am here to tell you that it was NOT in vain. Your purpose was well served and I will honor your name and heritage until the day I die.
Thank you for your part in shaping American/African-American history.
Joseph R. Mays