2. Make A Commitment (Yes, Any Commitment!)

King’s legacy includes his unwavering commitment to civil rights and non-violent social change. No matter what people said (both Black and white), no matter what people did or didn’t do, King stayed committed. What better way to honor such a movement than by applying such principles to your own community. Make a commitment to live healthier so you can be around for your family longer. Make a commitment to give back to your church or community. And be specific about your commitment. For example (eat one healthier dinner each weekend, walk 5 more minutes every day, volunteer in 3 church/community activities this year).

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3. Dream Bigger Beyond Your Own Imagination

King’s dream is well documented. And even now, 50 years later, his dream belts out a powerful message:

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain,” he said Aug. 28, 1963, “and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”

During that time, King’s dream was so far off in the minds of some that they took action to try to make sure his dream didn’t come true. The point is, think beyond your block, beyond your current job, beyond what you already know and reach further. As the saying goes “Shoot for the moon. Even if you don’t make it, you’ll be among the stars”

3 Ways To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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