365 Days of Courage #21: Reflecting on how to honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
I love this sentiment from Martin Luther King, Jr. It can feel like the world is in such a state of chaos at the moment that there is nothing we can do that will really make a difference. That belief can lead to inaction and apathy.
In his honor today, let us each think of the small things that we can do in a great way.
One suggestion is to go to www.AmericansofConscience.com and subscribe to their weekly checklist which gives a few small things that you can do each week to make your voice heard and to speak up for those whose voices are being ignored.
But there are so many small actions that we can take to make a difference.
My son's school does a weekly day when students bring in an extra lunch. All the extra lunches are then taken to the local homeless shelter.
Google volunteer opportunities in your home town. Donate to the charities that are doing work that you consider especially important in this current climate.
Consider becoming a CASA advocate where you are a court appointed special advocate for a child who needs support.
Let's not become overwhelmed into inaction. Small steps taken consistently can make a big difference.
In the words of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."