Yesterday, here in The United States, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He gave a speech which is now infamous, The ‘I have a dream’ speech.
And even though Mr. King had this dream almost 50 years ago, we have turned it into a nightmare! We are more divided as a nation than ever. We are more divided as a world than ever before! Come on!! When will we get it???!
All people deserve the pursuit of happiness!! Unless that pursuit is specifically infringing on the right of anyone else on the planet, shut up! It makes me literally sick to see so much division and so much hate! And it’s bad! We have a country hating our President who is leaving. We have a country hating our President who is coming in!! We have a world that is more and more by the day hating The United States!! There is absolutely nothing uniting us anymore and I am sick of it!!!!
(You have no idea how much I want to lose control of my language in this post!!)
Seriously, Martin Luther King Jr. knew that only Love can drive out hate! He knew that only a flicker of light is all it takes to chase away the darkness. And yet, here we are 50 years later and we are still chasing after that darkness as though it is something to be desired in our lives.
The time to stop the madness is now. The time to bridge across the divides is now. The time to love every single one of our fellow human beings is now! Martin Luther King Jr. believed in it, why are we letting ourselves forget it now?
We need to wake up from this nightmare we are creating and create a world that works together. It will take work. It will take pain. It will take growth. It will take faith. It will take humbleness. But by God, and By God Alone, we can recreate the light Mr. King saw so many years ago.
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If you aren’t pushing through the pain you aren’t gaining a thing.
When it begins to hurt, you must keep pushing on!!
The only way to birth something new is to keep pushing when the pain is the worst.
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It all of a sudden occurred to me, I want to know where the word Marathon came from.
Marathon is a place. In Greek history it is 26.2 miles away from Athens. Pheidippides ran this distance to tell of the Greek army’s win over The Persian army. Amazing how history’s details bring a new light to terms we have used for centuries. Are there any words of which you are curious to know the origins? Let me know in the comments.
It has been so long since I have done a movie marathon!! Every year I know A Christmas Story is on one of the cable channels, but we don’t have cable any longer. What is your favorite movie to marathon?
I could watch a list of movies over and over again!!
In no particular order:
A Band Of Brothers
The Matrix Series
Star Wars (all 7!!)
The Polar Express
A Christmas Story
It’s A Wonderful Life
Miracle On 34th Street
See a pattern yet???!!
Almost anything Arnold Schwartzenegger
Any Looney Toons
Off the top of my head, this is a pretty good list. How about you? What marathon would you recommend that is not on this list?
There is not a single person alive who can see 26.2 miles using only their eyes. That is life. And yet, thousands of people run marathons all the time. They run them without knowing if any obstacles will come about in the course.
Welcome to life, my friends. In this life you may get a few years, you may get 30-50, or you may be graced enough to get 90-100 years. And not a single, solitary soul can ever know exactly what will happen within that timeframe. You need to run life like a marathon. Don’t spend all your energy at one time. Don’t spend your energy on the wrong things. If it is not going to get you to the finish line, don’t worry about it! If you come across another runner that needs something you can provide, then provide it. They were placed within your course for a reason.
Do you have a vision of how you want the marathon to end? Strive for it! You have a purpose within your soul that has not come to fruition yet. It is up to you to see the goal, even though you can’t, and create a way to get there. In a marathon the course is plotted out. All you have to do is follow the signs. Are you following the signs to your end goal today? Have a vision of it and reach for it! Even when it is not visible.
Don’t empty the tank all at once. Life is not a quarter mile sprint. It’s not fast and furious. Life is drawn out. Good times. Bad times. Hills. Rivers. Lakes to swim. Rocks. Mountains. Detours. Things that mean to stop you. Don’t let them!
Enjoy the marathon, but finish a good race set before you.