The EHD office is closed today in remembrance of this amazing man. Some years, this holiday goes by without me really thinking much about his impact on this world, but yesterday at this church I’m frequenting, they showed the below video of Mr. King and sang a song dedicated to him and I couldn’t help but feel very moved to tears, especially at the end (watch below). Talk about a mic drop. And that speech was the night before he was assassinated.
So today, while I’m hanging with friends and family all day enjoying my over-privileged life, I will be thinking about him and talk to my kids about him. I don’t have the words right now to write anything too profound, but I can tell you this: the world could really use more of this kind of man right now. He was GOOD. He was RIGHT. I never knew him. I wasn’t alive when he was. But boy do I miss him. As I was writing this post, it turned into a big thing about how we talk to our kids about current and past racism, but frankly I’m not ready to press publish (thus the late posting), so for now, I’ll just say this:
May we all strive to have a little bit more of that wonderful, inspirational, hero Martin Luther King, Jr. Not just today, but all year.
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. xx