Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Have A Dream

Confession: I am a bit of a history nerd. In college I was an elementary education major, but I took so many history courses some people started to mistake me for a history major. The thing I love about history is we are living it this very second and every moment of every day. One day when I have children some of the things I’ve lived through will be in their history books; for me that’s a really neat realization.

Fifty years ago today, August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke some of the most unforgettable words in American History, “I have a dream”. This speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement; it was a turning point in American History. 

The power of words has never been lost on me, but never ceases to amaze me. Think of all the memorable phrases that are embedded in American history:
“I have a dream”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
~John F. Kennedy
“The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Not one of these memorable phrases is long and drawn out, but short and powerful. Big or small, good or bad, every single person during the course of their lifetime makes an impact in some way, whether they realize it or not. 

On twitter today people were hashtagging I Have A Dream {#ihaveadream}, which is very appropriate for today. Here are some of my favorite #ihaveadream tweets that I came across.
What are some of your dreams, hopes, and aspirations?

15 comments:

  1. What a great post dear. So eyeopening. I am hoping in the next few years equality among men and women of all races, religion and sexuality. Thank you for the post.

    Followed :)

    Xo, Michelle

    mash-elle.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for the follow! I love you dream you shared!

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  2. This is so inspiring! One thing I hope for is that one day we can accept people for who they are no matter what!

    Hunter
    www.preponabudget.com

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    1. Thank you, I am so happy you found this post inspiring! Your hope for accepting people for who they are no mater what is inspiring in itself. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. so cool :) My dream is to live with my boyfriend :D maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3 http://exality.blogspot.com/

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  5. Such a great out of the ordinary post! Obviously equality for all is still a dream for so many people. So I'll be dreaming of love and acceptance for all people!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love this post. I really wish I knew more American history. Although I am very familiar with the above event, there is SO MUCH more that I wish I was more aware of!

    Thanks or posting this. xo

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    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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