Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 1,199
Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! I hope this email finds you healthy, rested and ready to embrace the new week ahead. Today is an important holiday – a day to honor and remember – Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. This holiday serves as a time for reflection, community service, and the celebration of Dr. King’s contributions to the civil rights movement.
Here are some ways to celebrate:
Attend Commemorative Events: Many communities organize parades, lectures, and other events that celebrate Dr. King’s life and message.
Engage in Community Service: Participate in volunteer activities or service projects that benefit your community, aligning with Dr. King’s commitment to social justice.
Educational Activities: Learn more about the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s work through books, documentaries, or visits to relevant museums and historical sites.
Reflect on Social Justice: Take time to reflect on the progress made in the fight for civil rights and consider how you can contribute to a more just society.
Spread Awareness: Share Dr. King’s messages of equality, love, and nonviolence on social media to inspire others.
Let’s make it a great week!
Excerpt taken from Dr. King’s speech, “I Have a Dream” delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day down in Alabama with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right down in Alabama little Black boys and Black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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