My children are adorable - this morning, as we were getting ready for our day, they broke out in a round of Happy Birthday to Dr. King. It made me smile.
In honor of the day, I link you to American Rhetoric, where you may view video of Dr. King making his famous "I have a Dream" speech. They have the full transcript of the speech, which I have copied for you below.
I am thankful that I live in a country where we are allowed to have dreams. Where we are allowed to share them. I am proud to live in a country where things like donations to the Red Cross can go "viral" after countries face devastating events like the recent earthquake in Haiti (as of this posting, texting Haiti to 90999 would allow you to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross, and over $21 million has been raised this way. Source: CNN)
I'm thankful that I can raise my kids, telling them that they too can have a dream. And that if they want it bad enough, the only thing that can hold them back is them. Later this week, I'll share some of my dreams with you. For today, enjoy the words below, or click the link at the bottom to view video and/or hear audio.
Transcript of the speech of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from August 28th, 1963.
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.