It sounds so cliche to say, but I honestly do not see color as an issue at all in my life, so I feel very silly to write on it at all. And then I realize, “Thank God it is not an issue!” I am thankful to be on this end of Martin Luther King’s dream. This world is not perfect but I believe we are living what he dreamed about in many ways.
However, he still inspires me with this quote. When we chose comfort, popularity, money, the list goes on, when we chose to be silent when we should speak up, we, as a person and as a nation, begin to die. Yes! There are so many fights that we have grown tired of fighting but the causalities are still being added daily. MLK was a strong fighter of abortion. It is that fight that everyone says, “No, don’t bring that up again.” But I do believe that MLK would be on the front line defending the helpless one more time.
Today, on this holiday, I am thankful for good change and freedoms that are now enjoyed by those that once did not have them. And today I still dream of a better tomorrow.