Monday, January 16, 2012

Content of Character

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character..."
-Dr. Martin Luther King

It happens rarely, but the universe has conspired to make MLK Day and my birthday, a day off work and school for the kids and Anne all happen today. I am grateful for that.

I am also grateful for the quiet time to reflect on Dr. King's influence on me. It's that quote above that continues to inspire me. In elementary school we were made to memorize this (along with the Gettysburg Address, the Emma Lazarus poem at the base of the Statue of liberty and others) and I am glad it is embedded in my mind.

It struck me then that character matters. It is a good aid in understanding the world around us. The trick is defining that content for yourself.

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