In honor of today's national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and his contributions to American freedom, I took a few moments today to listen to his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. As a white woman born in 1968, I have a difficult time putting myself into the shoes of all those gathered in Washington DC that day in August 1963. My life experience does not include blatant or subtle discrimination, hatred or violence against me. I have not suffered injustice. I have been blessed with opportunity and equality. I can't imagine an America as described in the history books. All I can do is remain grateful for my blessings, and treat all others with kindness and respect, and teach my children to do the same.
In honor of the day, for those of you who might like to be inspired, here's a link to a video of Dr. King's speech. We may not be a perfect country, but we are getting better every day. God Bless America!