Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and to honour him and his well-known speech, I Have A Dream, I’d like to dedicate this task to this great man’s courage, faith and dreams. I have a copy of King’s speech in my studio – I bought it in Atlanta, GA last summer when my family and I spent a week there. We visited the home that King grew up in, the Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached, and his and his dear wife’s mausoleum. It was a humbling experience.
In honour of the man who had a dream that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character,” let’s spend some time today with our dreams.
Grab a piece of paper, or your journal, and write down the following:
1. I have a dream
2. I have a dream
3. I have a dream
4. I have a dream
5. I have a dream
Then, finish off the sentences. Your dreams can be global, personal, humourous, or solemn. They could change the world or change YOUR world. Whatever flows from the tip of your pen is really what I want you to put down. Nobody’s going to read this. You will not stand in front of hundreds of thousands of people and declare your words to a crowd hungry for faith. They’re just for you, for your own purposes – be they entertainment, or the first steps toward a huge goal.
Leave a comment below if you want to share a dream or your favourite MLK, Jr. quote.