Monday, January 17, 2011
I Have A Dream
....Actually, I have lots of dreams. I am filled with hopes and desires for a gloriously bright future. I am truly filled with so much love and joy and enthusiasm for all the possibilities that are available to me, my children, prayerfully (my grandchildren), my husband, todo mi familia (all my family).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a day of service, and reflection, but a chance to engage in a dialogue on how to move this country forward without infringing the rights of others, in a non-violent way. I can only imagine what my life may have been like were it not for the efforts of people like Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers, Shirley Chisholm, Coretta Scott King, etc... They gave so much of themselves; their families paid such high prices, and because of their sacrifices I can dream AND achieve so many things.
We must continue to work for equality in this country though. As a woman, (though I don't work outside the home), it pains me that women make .70 on the dollar that every man makes. It's a horrible notion that I am telling my daughters to do their very best so their male counterparts can earn more for the same work. However still I dream that they will soar to heights yet unseen (if that is their choice). I'm just happy they have the opportunity to do either.
Please continue to engage in a discourse that will help elevate the status of all citizens of this country.