Ripples v11.03: Dr. King!
The Ripples Project is a tribe of 21,691
who believe tiny actions create big possibilities
1999-2009: Happy MLK Day!
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
-Martin Luther King, Jr., Sarah B., Burlington WI
we are orphans
cast into the terrifying
immensities of space
in a universe that is without
purpose or intelligence.
-Martin Luther King, Jr., submitted by Florence W., St. Louis, Mo
Dear Dr. King,
Happy MLK Day to you!
In the forty years since your too early departure, many people have worked creatively and tirelessly to ensure your dream is not deferred or denied. We still have a ways to go, of course (you know how long these journeys take); still, this week our country achieves a most remarkable step when we become the first “majority white” country with a non-white head of state in world history. Ever! We are celebrating with a nationwide day of service to honor you and the many others who have helped us recognize, resist, and resolve injustice.
Even as we face significant challenges, I believe there is a renewed confidence in the possibilities of our country and indeed our planet. We’ll keep your Dream in our hearts as we strengthen our faith in ourselves, each other, and a higher power that seems certain to exist.
With a humble heart, I extend to you and everyone: Peace!
p.s. Everyone can participate in today’s Day of Service, even if it means keeping your eye out for a tiny act of generosity to a stranger or acquaintance.