A great influence of mine and a man I have always admired since I was a child is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
While I'm sure you're looking forward to having Monday off as much as I am, I wanted to leave you with a few of my favorite quotes of his in hopes that they will inspire you too. I look toward Dr. King as an inspiration not just acknowledging his accomplishments in the Civil Rights movement, but in his message of hope and love overcoming all. Dr. King trusted God to use him as a vessel and stood up for what he knew was right.
In times of doubt and struggle, his life and words of wisdom have encouraged and challenged me to not only in my faith, but to be bold enough to stand strong in the face of adversity and to always stand up for what I know is right even when the odds seem insurmountable.
Though he may not live on in the flesh, I pray that his words of love and the power of his courage breath today and always.
"I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good."
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
"The time is always right to do what is right."
"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it"
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."