by Guest Blogger, Lena West
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.