Today, I did this art piece for an event that’s coming up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
While drawing, I spent time reflecting on what it took for Dr. King to make the dream of his vision of America a reality.
He did more then just talk. He did more than just march. He did more than just preach.
He lived it! And he got others involved to live it out with him in front of others who needed to see that his dream could be a reality.
We often dream, but we seldom do! We often envision, but we seldom take the initiative.
We also tend to forget that the dream was not so simple as quoting the speech. Dr. King fought serious odds and circumstances. He would’ve been accused of playing the race card. He would’ve been called unnecessarily troublesome. He would’ve been met with criticism and skepticism much like today.
But, because He had a dream and vision that America was better than what he was seeing, he stepped up and did everything he could.
Also, his dream was bigger than what could be done to help himself. It was so big that it helped assist the change in the direction of America.
Dr. King and countless other civil rights leaders and workers dared to dream big and face adversity.
Imagine how much could change if we stood up with our dreams and dared to not only just dream, but take initiative, be brave and strong and get others to join in!