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Happy Pre-Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Jan 14, 2011 Uncategorized 16 comments

One of the perks of having your children in school is that you get to re-learn a bunch of stuff you forgot, except now you actually APPRECIATE learning it.

And I’ve been appreciating the peaceful methods of Martin Luther King Jr. to make changes in a government that didn’t want to change. Hate and violence surrounded him, but he didn’t take the bait and retaliate. He didn’t give up because it was hard. He moved forward with a dream, and I think we could all use a little more of that in our lives.

So I want to wish you all a Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, since I will be enjoying my children on his holiday.

And just a quick reminder to weigh in on my latest This vs. That post if you haven’t had a chance!


16 Responses to “Happy Pre-Martin Luther King Jr. Day!”

  1. Hmmm. Maybe my 8 yo should learn about him. He won't though. Martin Luther King isn't part of the Canadian curriculum. We just focus on our boring prime ministers.

  2. Thanks for reminding me there's no school on Monday.

  3. Joanne says:

    Dreams are great motivators, as evidenced by King. Enjoy the holiday 🙂

  4. Lenny Lee* says:

    hi miss janet! that was a nice post. i know lots bout mr king from school. he someone i could wanna be just like cause he could know how to get wrong stuff right with words. i hope you have a really nice and fun weekend.
    …hugs from lenny

  5. Beth says:

    So many years later, he is still an inspiration. Like another of your readers I'm Canadian, and my 13 year old daughter is going to a Martin Luther King memorial on Monday with some of her 8th grade classmates. I've been using this chance to educate her about that great man.

  6. His birthday / my mom's are both tomorrow.

  7. Christopher says:

    If you want to read something mindblowing check out his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" Amazing and inspiring stuff.

  8. MLK is one of my heros! "I have a dream" always brings tears to my eyes. So far, my two school age girls havent' mentioned him at all… I may have to take their education in this area in hand!

  9. Wonderful post.

    'I Have a Dream' always brings tears to my eyes too.

  10. Happy MLK day! He's an inspiration.

  11. OceanDreams says:

    he was certainly a force that spread independence! glad you remind your kids of such a wonderful day that needs to be remembered. 😉

  12. Thanks for this lovely tribue to MLK Jr.! When I was in elementary school, my teachers did a great job of celebrating his life by reading books about him and watching videos about his life. Looking back, I'm so grateful that they did that!

  13. Lynn says:

    I had to giggle at Stina's comment (being Canadian too) and at your line stating you're now paying attention to history. I shall be looking up information on King now to remember. It's important that we have memorial days to never forget.

  14. What a nice tribute, Janet.

    Enjoy the time with your kids.

  15. WritingNut says:

    Great post! Happy MLK day to you too! 🙂

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