"If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." Happy Birthday Dr. King.
Thank you for your sacrifice, for taking the actions that so many others could not, and continuing to inspire millions to achieve what they did not believe they could accomplish.
This picture is from a park here in Mexico City, Dr. King faces Abraham Lincoln across the way. Two of my favorite #Americans. We were walking on election day last year, and ended up in this park even though we had not planned it and it was the first time I had seen these statues. Coincidence? Yes. Chance? I doubt it.
Seeing these 2 men, honored in this way here in Mexico, helped my frame of mind very much.
I wish all Americans could see ourselves the way the world wants to see us. The world wants us to be who we have said we are, open, generous, diverse free people living up the standard that Dr. King and President Lincoln insisted that we strive for.
I don't know what the fall-out of the current administration is going to be, but the one thing that ugliness and fear cannot kill is the essence of the American spirit. However, its not "ours". We are way too egocentric, we did not invent what we embody, its a common deep desire of all people.
I don't care who you are, what color you are, your gender, your age, your challenges - if you are a sane American citizen, there are at least 1 billion people on the planet that would trade places with you in a heartbeat, even on your worst day. Maybe 2 billion. Let that sink in. And then go get busy manifesting your brilliance.
We show people everywhere what is possible. Its an incredible honor and responsibility. The "American Experiment" is being played out still, and no one knows what the final outcome will be. It doesn't matter, the ideal has been unleashed. Once tasted, people do not forget it. Its our gift to the world, and it will outlive "us".