The time is always right to do what is right – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As we start the New Year, we have an opportunity to look at the year ahead. Many of us start with New Year’s Resolutions, or as I prefer Goals with Intentions. Here in the US we also have a moment mid-January to stop, pause and examine what we are doing in our communities as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I, as an immigrant to the US have found some observed holidays have required more explanation than others but Martin Luther King Jr. Day is self-explanatory. As it is a holiday celebrating the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America, with non-violence as a cornerstone of the approach. It has always been an extra special holiday for us as my son, Thomas, was born on Dr. King’s actual birthday. Over the years we have been able to spend time together as a family, supporting causes aligned with the message of equality.
Remaining hopeful and positive is an ongoing challenge for all of us but like Dr. King Jr.’s example, when we have hope we can overcome the challenges to reach our goals. To be successful we all require champions, supporters, mentors, plus challengers to push us through the hard times. Take a look around and find out who can assist you in reaching your next milestone – no one succeeds alone!
I recently read an article about Coretta Scott King. There was a sentence which went something like this, if Mrs. King were alive today she would remind us how her husband’s dream still remains unfulfilled. It caused me to pause and reflect on a very popular quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” We still have work to do.
At netlogx, we strive to live by our mantra of being “Diverse by Design” selfishly we open the door to everyone so we can reap the rewards of thinking differently and welcoming new ideas. Among our operating principles are Respect and Kindness. I am challenging myself and my fellow netlogx team members and would ask you to consider the question, “What are you doing for others?”