Saturday, January 3, 2009

Power for ....

"I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I am interested in power that is moral, that is right and it is good."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

One of the things that makes us want to remember Dr. King is that he was a moral man. He believed in the vision for a great society that was moral, that was truthful, and where all could feel a place with in it. I'm not sure that it is really possible because there are those who refuse to be truthful and/or moral. But that is not the issue.

For society, neighborhood, or even families to change, it takes the individual goal and determination to be different.

What a great year this is to make the determination for change. We've been saying it, blogging it, printing quotes about it for two years--now is the time for us individually to begin living it. First for self, then to be an example for others.

We all watch each other, what we say, how we dress, act--just live. You do make a difference to somebody--be the example for change. As Dr. King suggests don't want power just to be powerful, but demonstrate your power for moral change. Be the best you in your community!

Remember: Everything starts with one word and one step, point yours in the direction for success.

Susan Storm Smith

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