Monday, January 21, 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

The children have done a wonderful job trying to understand the importance of this day. As I was searching for information to share with them I found a myriad of amazing quotes to honor this great man that I would like to share. I am going to post a few along with a powerful tribute that was put to the music of U2's 'Pride'.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

"The time is always right to do what is right"

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

and last but not least...this was a big one for the kids;

"The strong man is the man who can stand up for his rights and not hit back."

On the B Side: I am grateful for martin Luther King and the life time of principles that he not only taught but that he lived. Equality, justice, freedom, peace and kindness stand out in my mind as the things he desired most for all man kind. May we each learn what we can from this man and the many good people in our world who have much to give.

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