I’m grateful for the life and wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For those of you who don’t already know, MLK is one of my inspirations for FromALovingPlace.com. After my divorce, I spent the next four and half years going to school full-time as a single mom. I graduated with a B.A. from Eckerd College in December 2015. I studied MLK a lot in my years at Eckerd. My final year there, I went to the Holocaust Museum and upstairs they had a civil rights exhibit. I stopped at every section and listened to MLK give his amazing speeches. I listened to people talking about what it was like and the man MLK was. I think I went through an entire box of tissues that day. I just remember standing there in complete awe of how this man was faced with so much hate and kept choosing love over and over. Not perfectly, because none of us are, but with 100% conviction. In that moment, I knew it was a CHOICE to live from a loving place or a place of fear. One would leave me a prisoner in my own mind, and the other would set me free.
Today, I commit to soaking up the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His voice still rings hope in my ears every time I hear and/or see his powerful words…
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Just typing up his words brings peace to my soul as I’m once again reminded to…
RISE UP in LOVE!
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