Monday, January 19, 2009

Hopes and dreams

Today we remember and honor Martin Luther King. In his famous “I Have a Dream” address King stated one of the dreams he had for his children, “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He lived his life working to bring that dream to reality.

Being a parent can inspire us to be our best possible selves for the sake of our children. As Barack Obama prepares to become President of the United States, he wrote a letter to his young daughters describing why he decided to run for this office. In his letter he explains “And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours.” He is working hard to ensure his daughters have those opportunities.

What hopes and dreams do you have for your children? When our children inspire us to dream big, we can often find unrealized strength and persistence to work towards fulfilling those dreams.
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