On January 15, 1929, a peacemaker was born, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year, it is with a full and sincere heart that I reflect to determine what I am doing individually to bring peace and love to society. We must all do the same. What is your part? What is your role? We all have a role to play.
As you consider a way to positively impact the lives of others, think of the small things, such as displays of gratitude, care, and love. There are simple ways to demonstrate love and encourage peace:
Call or text to check on loved ones to see how they are doing
Send a handwritten note in the mail to brighten someone's day
Leave a flower under a stranger's windshield wiper and a note that says "Have a good day!"
Pay for the customer behind you when in a line for groceries or otherwise
Hold the door open for someone coming into a building behind you
Make eye contact and smile at a stranger today
Dr. King would be pleased at these displays of love and others that you can think of that would bring brightness to someone's day. As in the quote shared above by Dr. King, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Show some love today and everyday to keep fulfilling Dr. King's legacy. Happy Birthday, Dr. King!