mlkOnce a year we take a moment to thoughtfully remember the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He literally changed this country and the world with his relentless persistence after a dream which many people shared, but perhaps did not have the courage, vision or resources to pursue alone. He gave them, all of us, that courage. Thank you, Dr. King.

Today, as I reflect on his great legacy I can’t help but think about my dream today. Of course, my dream of being a healthier me is not nearly on the same level as Dr. King’s vision of equality for all of us. Yet, a dream is still a dream, right? It is something that drives us forward, gives us energy, and it is often that nagging reminder that what we see now is not “it.” There has to be more.

As you think about how to honor Dr. King’s legacy through serving others today, take a moment to also honor your dream. Don’t let it go. Go after it with all you’ve got.

“If you can’t fly, then run,

If you can’t run, then walk,

If you can’t walk, then crawl,

but whatever you do,

you have to keep moving forward.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.