By Jennifer S. Wilkov, Founder, Speak Up Women Conference
As we approach the 49th anniversary of the loss of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this year and his birthday in which we honor and remember him, we are reminded of the great dreams he had for our nation and our communities.
He stated in no uncertain terms that he had a dream and he used his words so eloquently to convey his vision of what he wanted for all peoples, for all human beings.
At this time of year, what with New Year’s resolutions and a time for renewed hopes and dreams, I ask you: what are your dreams?
In today’s world, you will need to use your words, just as Dr. King did so many years ago, and tell others what you want and what you envision.
You see, it is not enough to just have dreams. If you keep them to yourself, you will only have yourself to rely on to make them come true.
If you have the courage, boldness and grace to share your dreams with others, others will support you in the highest and best ways they can to help you realize them.
When you speak up about your dreams, you have a better chance of making them come true and manifest. It is how it works, you see. We make more things happen as a community, as a group of people who share a common vision of that dream.
If you had to complete the statement Dr. King used so many years ago, how would you say this:
I HAVE A DREAM THAT…..
This is something we love to talk about in our society. Dreams.
At the end of the movie, Pretty Woman, a man on the street walks by and says, “This is Hollywood! Some dreams come true. Some don’t. — What’s your dream?”
So as we celebrate all that Dr. King stood for and illustrated for all of us, regardless of color, age or gender, I ask you the same question: What’s your dream?
Speak up and share it with everyone you know. You never know how and where help will come until you speak up.
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