Monday, January 17, 2011
What Would YOU Do??
So in honor of the American Martin Luther King Day, I wanted to pause a moment to remember what an amazing man he was ... what he stood for. I know I don't need to go in to details for my bright and dynamic readers ... I'm sure you know them already.
I will leave you with this, though ... not only did he have a vision that suggested every person be judged NOT by the color of their skin, BUT by the content of their character ... Dr. King lived his entire life in service to others. When he saw suffering, he did what he could to help. He spoke out against poverty, injustice, and violence. He was the kind of person who put the cause before anything else.
So, I ask you this fine Monday, January 17, 2011, what would YOU do?
Let's say your book (or whatever it is you do) achieves astounding success. ( come on, you know you've all dreamed of it.) You're rolling in dough and got more than you know what to do with. How do you use some of it to give back to others? How would you help others in your community or around the world? Go on! Have some fun imagining and tell me in the comments!
I'd visit children's homes around the world and donate to each one as they needed. I'd make sure they had plenty of age appropriate books, as well as clothing and food.
If you haven't listened to Dr. King's amazing "I Have a Dream ..." speech in awhile, take a few minutes to do so. It moves me every time I hear it. But don't forget ...
Tell me, what would YOU do to help out humanity if you could? Or do you already offer some service to others? If so, please tell me about it... don't be shy. Today is all about thinking of others.