Today is more than just a day off, it’s a day to resurrect that dream.
You might be home from work or school today, or home with the kids since they have the day off from school today to honor Martin Luther King Junior. You can use this day to have some fun, you could also use it to dream, and encourage others in their dream. Just like that famous speech rallying for equality.
Some of my favorite lines from that speech:
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”
Too often we let our own “difficulties” hold us back, stop us from moving forward. Maybe you think you aren’t good enough, or your ruined.
Not for this little girl from Wisconsin. She could have grown up feeling worthless, not got enough and with no hope for a future. See her Daddy was in prison. Instead of growing up defeated, she’s grown up to make a difference. At 23 years old she wants to tell children who have parents in jail to feel less alone, to have mentoring and to pursue as much of a relationship with their parents as possible. She’s going to do it. This weekend was a major step in the right direction for Laura Kaeppeler. She was crowed Miss America.
She said the whole experience with her Dad…”taught us that God can turn anything into good if you let him.”