50th Anniversary March on Washington

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This day marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. I would be born 5 months later but I soon came to understand how important this day was, not only to this Country but to all of humanity.  In school we would sing songs and have plays in celebration of this day. We would have competitions for who would get to recite the “I Have A Dream” speech. I learned today that the words “I Have A Dream” were not apart of the original speech but they came to him during the speech…”he’d given himself over to the spirit of the moment”. Check out this inspiring article, “How Martin Luther King Improvised ‘I Have A Dream’ by Carmine Gallo.  I am so grateful for this great day and to Dr. King for his purpose and sacrifice  to us all.

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National Day of Service

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Be part of the National Day of Service

“President Obama believes that service should be a lifelong commitment—whether it’s at the school, community, city, state, or national level. That’s why the first family serves on a regular basis, and it’s why they’re continuing the tradition they started four years ago with a National Day of Service on January 19th, 2013. To honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the first family is asking Americans to find an event and serve with others in their community.”

Martin Luther King Jr

Tis The Season…Be Kind

giving treeA few simple acts of kindness……

1. Bring enough lunch to work to share
2. Say something nice to everyone you encounter
3. If someone admires something you own, give it to them (within reason).
4. Donate some of your time off to another coworker who could use the additional time off
5. Listen
6. Say, I’m sorry without saying but afterwards
7. Make it your intention to be kind…look for every opportunity each day
8. Listen for the answer when you ask someone how they’re doing
9. Pay the bill of the car behind you in the fast food lane.
10. Pick your child up early from school and catch a mid-day movie