New Years is over, and I notice my friends and families lives transitioning from Holiday parties, Christmas music, and New Years resolutions- like hitting the gym more often, to busy work schedules and fresh calendars waiting to be filled. It is an exciting time, getting back to the daily grind, as we look with anticipation to this coming year.
My personal journal is filled with hopes and dreams of the places I want to see, the things I want to do, and the person I want to become in 2015. Joy, hope, and freedom are at the forefront of my mind, and are markers for why my recent trip to Washington, D.C. is so critical. Yesterday, I was blessed to walk the Reflection Pool where on one end, the Washington Monument stands guarding the city, and the other end houses the stately Lincoln Memorial. Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday- a national holiday. Yesterday, I stood and looked out from where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream Speech” in 1963, during the March on Washington. As I type, I sit in my friend’s apartment in D.C., reliving those moments and I realize that the city is iconic to a wonderful history that I get to be a part of. My history, my dreams, my goals for 2015 collide with the dreams of men and women past, who influenced this country before me. I couldn’t have planned a more inspiring start to this New Year. And I pray for more moments of being in the right place, at the right time for everyone, as we move through January into the rest of the year.
Check out this link from HISTORY.com. This short video, about the “March on Washington” from the History Channel, is inspiring. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr