The Golden Globes and Living the Dream

Did you watch the Golden Globes?  I didn’t.  When I got up this morning, the Chicago Tribune and other online media were full of stories about last night’s award show.  Stories of who was wearing what and how Ricky Gervais “got it just right.”  Huh?

I dislike celebrities.  Even if I like someone’s work as an actor or singer, I could care less about their personal life:  how they dress, their latest relationship or project.

Two “celebrities” come to mind who I actually admire for their work behind the scenes without cameras following to record their “good deeds.”  Gary Sinise and Stevie Nicks do an enormous amount of charity work for veterans and personally visit and speak with vets who are hospitalized.

For me there is someone else that I’ve come to admire and I’m just getting to know her through her writings and interviews:  Dr. Alveda King.  She is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King.  The woman works tirelessly for Priests for Life.  Her book, “How Can the Dream Survive if We Murder the Children?” is FINALLY available in eBook format and I downloaded it this morning.

Today, as we acknowledge Martin Luther King’s birthday, shouldn’t we celebrate the lives of those who came along and changed our world by their thinking?  Shouldn’t we celebrate people who work to comfort those who have sacrificed an arm or a limb so we have the freedoms in this country that we have?

Shouldn’t we celebrate a woman who works to continue her uncle’s dream that includes the unborn so that they have a chance at that dream?

It’s not too late to add a new year’s resolution to your list, one that you can actually keep.   Don’t watch so-called celebrities on TV.  Don’t read about them in the newspapers or magazines.

Get out into the world.  Comfort someone with a word or deed.  Pave the way so someone can run the path.

Live the dream.

“The time is ALWAYS right to do the RIGHT thing.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 



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