Today is the day we pay homeage to Dr. Martin Luther King. Many acknowledge it as a national day of service in honor of his memory. I personally don't think we need to tie anything else to Dr. King's day. I mean we don't add anything to Washington's Birthday or Lincoln's Birthday, it's just their day. However, I do acknowledge service is better than a one day sale at Macy.
Here is one of my favorite speeches by this awesome, inspiring leader. Makes me cry every time. In this speech Dr. Kings speaks of the good samaritain. This story is the Christian faith in action. So if you choose service, serve in love and serve for more than one day. Find a charity or a cause that will bless those who benefit everyday, not just on a holiday, because Dr. King's work was not just 17 minutes speeches; it was hours of planning, coordination, communication with other groups, marches, prayer, writing...it was a work that was constant.
Have a truly blessed day.
Love and Grace,