Ripples v8.03: Ripples of DR. KING!
1/16/06: your FREE weekly splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
Make a career of humanity…and you will make a greater person of yourself,
a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., submitted by Carrie S.
Many people fear nothing more terribly
than to take a position which stands out
sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion.
The tendency of most is to adopt a view
that is so ambiguous that it will include everything,
and so popular that it will include everybody.
Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideals
hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., submitted by Harriet B.
Each year we strive to dedicate our “third Monday in January” issue to the amazing ripples of Dr. King. This day does not exist simply to remember one of our planet’s most important leaders. We have a responsibility to ask ourselves how we are keeping Dr. King’s dream(s) alive. It is essential to remember that Dr. King often stressed in his speeches that it is our everyday actions that are the keys to ending oppression and spreading peace. In an earlier issue we were reminded that Dr. King thought that “Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” Answer that question this week by taking some ACTION on behalf of others (co-workers, classmates, neighbors, family, friends, strangers, etc.). And if they offer a thanks, say “These ripples were brought to you by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!”