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Sometimes Technology Has to Take a Backseat

by Guest Blogger, Lena WestThe King Center

You probably never thought you would ever hear me say that technology ever has to take a backseat...but, it's true...sometimes it does. And today is one of those days.

Today is the day many people - myself included - observe the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A man whose work helped to save the U.S. from one of its ugliest periods in history. A man whose struggle for the equal treatment of African Americans helped every ethnic group receive equal treatment. A man who had the courage and conviction to stand up for his beliefs - no matter what.  A man who was mercilessly assassinated by cowards who, rather than re-examine their own lives, decided to take a human life - as if this would somehow stop the streamroll trajectory toward progress. *smirk* I don't think so.

Yes, there's progress.  Undoubtedly.  But, sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same - as evidenced by this story in today's Boston Herald.

I use this day to reflect on my blessings, the grace that has been shown me, the opportunities that I continue to prepare for, the doors that are now open that a mere 50 years ago were closed and the sacrifices of my ancestors (on whose shoulders I stand).  Today I specifically reflect on the way I can be great by being of service. I invite you to join me to make it a day ON, not a day OFF.

P.S. Take 6 minutes and watch "Now is the Time". It'll make you get off your duff and ACT.


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