May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
-Irish Blessing

Friday, January 13, 2012

Since When?

While watching television the other night I noticed a commercial that was advertising a special MLK sale.

Since when did a day of celebration in honor of a great man with great ideas that changed the face of our nation become a sale-able event? A day off school, sure, because every year our daughters bring home projects and little books that they have done to learn about the accomplishments and dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. A day off work, okay, assuming that all of us understand it is not just a day off work, it is an opportunity to reflect on the words which still ring true today and an opportunity to perform a day of service for others. But a sale, really? You can't sell Martin Luther King, Jr. His words are priceless, his dreams should be ours and his legacy is timeless.

I am deeply offended by this practice. Call your sale ANYTHING ELSE. Please.

To use Dr. King's inspiring words,
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

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