Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my favorite influential heroes. The way he advocated and advanced civil rights is remarkable. His speeches, boycotts, and acts lead to the end of segregation. I am so glad I did not have to grow up in this era of ignorance and racism.We are all humans and created equal. We all deserve the same rights, and opportunities.

Hypocritical much of America? This contradicts the bases of what America was founded on. I’m glad this bigotry and ignorance has come to an end in this regard. We can learn from other cultures, and expand our mind, interests and experiences. It is a great thing to have rich experience from differences. I love diversity. America is supposed to be the melting pot, where everyone is created equal, and the land of opportunity, for everyone, regardless of their race, age, sex, or religion. The home of the free and brave. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~Emma Lazarus

For my senior year of High School, I wrote a paper on him and got an A+. His speeches are so awesome and powerful.

He fought with passivism, and told his people to not fight back physically, and organized civil disobedience without aggression. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was powerful and wise. His quotes are very inspiring. He was very wise.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Dr. martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate doesn’t accomplish anything.

_We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools_. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Actions speak louder than words.

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Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.

Don’t let what you say and what you do be two different things.

Integrity is what you do when no one is looking.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. _ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.jpg

Apply what you know, and use your gifts and talents. Apply yourself.

Help people.

Always remember to have boundaries and balance. Do not wear yourself out! 🙂

Achieve more. You can achieve more than you think.

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Learn and Grow. Expand your mind.

You never stop learning, and you can learn something new everyday!

Do not be limited by thinking you know everything about your job, your partner, or what have you.

You can better yourself constantly.

You will learn and grow by learning to look at life through a different lens or perspective.

You will grow by learning new skills.

Don’t limit yourself by thinking you have all the answer to everything.

Instead question and as yourself, “What can I learn from this”?, or “What can I do about this”?

Be authentic, and open to new ideas.

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“The greatest prison that people live in is the fear of what other people think” -David Icke

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein

I remember a time in my life where I was going through a season of depression. A good family friend of mine told me “not to care what others think”. This was so freeing to me. What good advice my friend.

Which brings me to another quote: “The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think”. David Icke.

Never be afraid of what people think and do not it let you keep you from being yourself.

Never be quiet because someone is criticizing you and bringing you down. Do not apologize for your existence.

Do not let others intimidate you. You have a right to be you.

Do not let what others think of you define you! You know yourself better than anyone else. Always be you.

There is no one like you in the whole wide world. Be true to yourself.

Keep pushing forward, and do not let anything get in your way!

My daily reminder to not let anything or anyone get in your way of being you. Do not be intimidated by others, or limited by their negativity.

Reach higher ground. Achieve more. Do not let others get in your way or bring you down! Keep pushing forward!

They may be the one’s that are intimidated by you. Just keep going.

Which brings me to another quote:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch

Don’t let the insecurities of others get in your way of your achievements, goals, career, and your unique personality. Achieve your dreams!

Express yourself, your creativity, thoughts, opinions, dreams and goals.

Seize the day! 

Not everyone get’s along, and we all have different personalities, experiences, cultural background, perspective, or perception on life. We all have unique preferences, and tastes.

Be true to yourself.

Achieve more.

Go after your dreams, and do not let anything or anyone negativity impact you.

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” ~ Mae Jemison

I love this quote as a reminder to not let other’s negative options of me and what I do to influence me and what goals that I have set out. Also Jemison is a unique last name. It is a family last name. My Great Grandpa’s last name was Jemison!

 

What does this quote mean to you?

People tend to forget their duties but rememver their rights._ _

Is Gandhi saying we are selfish and demanding our rights be respected? Not doing “our duties”. Which duties are these? Being respectful of others, doing our duties as citizens?

Indira Gandhi was India’s third prime minister. She addressed food shortages, and improved farming, with technological advances, and introduce hybrid seeds for wheat and rice. This was called the “Green revolution”. Indian became self sufficient in regards to farming! This is awesome, no one should go hungry.

She was thrown in jail. Maybe this was the rights she was talking about?

She was assassinated by her own two body guards.

This encourages me to be more green. I was raised by farmers on my Mom’s side. I love gardening. I have my own mini green house, and I use my own front yard, and I only live in town home. I try to recycle, but maybe I can step it up?! 🙂 I also used to work in community gardens. What an awesome option for getting fresh, healthy food.

I take care of a lady from India. I should ask her about Indira Gandhi. It is defiantly different in this country. Things we can learn from other countries, that is why culture is fascinating and education.