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1.21.2013

Quote of the Week: Dreams

Quote of the Week: Jan 21, 2013
A little obvious...perhaps, but how could I not take today to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.? I recall, as a little girl, listening to his famous "I have a dream" speech and being moved to tears...I felt a swell in my chest and a feeling of triumph at how far things had come at that point in time. I looked around my classroom and my classmates were from all walks of life, all races, shapes, sizes.

He taught me about the power of perseverance, of faith, of passion, and how one person can effect so many. It was one of my first tangible experiences, listening to him speak, that showed me what great people were capable of...and great people often say great things. This lead me to my quote of the week, naturally.

Yes, I could have quoted from his famous speech, but we all know that one already. If you don't, go read it immediately here. It's a good reminder of why today is a national holiday. Why we should take a moment to pay our respects and celebrate our equality.

Sorry if I sound preachy, but it's a big deal.

And to follow-up on the celebrations I give you this week's quote. Not sure how many of you have dealt with haters...whether you were bullied growing up or were put down in your formative years. If people have tried to spoil your day, your dreams, your work. All I can say is "haters gonna hate." They don't have the right to do that to you, so don't give it to them. Keep your head up, forgive them for not having the ability to be supportive and/or positive, and move on.

We all only have a limited amount of time in life, so why waste it fretting about someone's negativity? You can leave it to them to waste their time on it. You, my friend, have amazing things you have to get done. So, get to it!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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