• by Susan Sussman - Mon, 2011-01-17 19:34
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. It's hard to say much about Dr. King that's new because so much has already been said by so many. But one thing you may not already know is that he's high on my personal list of the people I admire and respect. I love words, and he was so eloquent. He was an eloquent thinker, writer and speaker. And a man who took action - eloquently. And he was a visionary, literally - perhaps most well-remembered for his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington. He was someone with dreams or visions of how we could create a better, safer, saner, happier world in which people would be judged "not but the color of their skin but by the content of their character." He was a noble man, with noble ideals, whose capacity for big dreams inspired multitudes, and who like Ghandi before him and Mandella after him, had an unswerving commitment to nonviolence in the pursuit of their dreams. We don't run into dreamers of this stature often. But that's OK. Smaller dreams are wonderful too. My dream is to be a good mom and grandmom and friend. To be a good coach and coach trainer. To do a little writing. To have some fun while I'm here. I'm not going to move mountains like King, Ghandi and Mandella. But I might move a few hills. What's your dream?