Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed today, clicking through links to watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s "last speech," and read his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail, I was inspired once again, not only by his eloquent words but by the words of my friends and colleagues. Sharing some of their favorite quotes, their own hopes and dreams, and their commitment to keep working towards a better future together.
And beyond all of these hopes and dreams, I found a concrete list of suggestions in Patti Digh's provocative 37 Days blog, reposted from 2010.
If each of us simply chooses to act on one of our dreams this year (or chooses one of Patti's if we get stuck --- she has a long list!), imagine the progress we could make.
I plan to start with these, in my work and my daily life:
"I have a dream that we all find commonality amidst a glorious celebration of difference.... that we stop confusing noticing difference with making a judgment."
What dreams will you make come true?