Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK Day of Service

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We Americans have so many holidays that are more or less meaningless to us.  Labor day and Memorial Day come to mind as days that are basically just a break from work or school and not much more than that.  There are others.  Has Martin Luther King, Jr. day become that?

This website: says no.  His life was dedicated to service and in that spirit, everyone is encouraged to find a way to serve others on this day, and make it "a day on, not a day off."  I think that's a great idea, especially if you have children, since a lot of children are severely lacking in the area of being taught to serve others.  But I suspect nearly all of us could use a little more of it in our lives.

Check out that website, click on "How to Serve" and "Click here to find a MLK Day opportunity", then find your state for places to offer your service.  Then, make this a yearly tradition.

I think Dr. King would have been proud of us as a nation this year.  Happy Martin Luther King day, everyone.

(Yes, I know, the social commentary is taking over... I make no apologies though)


Jane Doe said...

No need for apologies, this is a wonderful post.

All the best,