With the tragedy in Haiti, along with so much other bad news these days, it would be easy to let this day slip away without marking the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. But I think it's more appropriate than ever to honor the man who gave his life in the service of others.
Many of my favorite quotes, the ones I put on my bulletin board to inspire me each day, come from MLK. I think this one is still my favorite:
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."
I think since it takes the long view, it's reassuring when I'm feeling discouraged.
Another one I love:
"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."
I encourage you to take a moment out of your busy schedule today to honor MLK, Jr. in whatever way feels appropriate to you. Click here to watch his "I Have a Dream" speech, which moves me to tears and makes me burst with pride for the "better angels of our nature" no matter how many times I watch it.
Do you observe MLK, Jr. Day? What is your favorite quote? Please share in the Comments section.