We all know those famous words…
I HAVE A DREAM
Martin Luther King Jr.
As a child, I never really thought about what the words really meant in his speech. I guess through a child’s eyes, we don’t see racial individuality. I grew up in the inner city of Chicago and later about 3o minutes outside of Chicago in a small cornfield town. When I lived in the city, I never saw color…I only saw people, friends, teachers, and other students. When I moved out to the country it was another story.
For the longest time, til about high school, everyone in my school was white. It was something I constantly questioned in the back of my mind but never dare to speak about. I heard rumors from other kids how other grown ups from other towns dubbed our town the KKK town. While I never saw any hatred like that myself, you got to wonder hmmm. I knew a man of color, who worked with my father, who didn’t even want to drive through the towns main road!
Around the time of high school is when the inner city busing started happening. They redrew district lines and I swear it was for reasons like this. We lived about 10-15 minutes from Chicago Heights AKA The South Side AKA Latin King Territories. Not to long into that school year, we started having random dog locker searches and seeing crown graffiti all over town. This still did not sway my judgement. People are people regardless of their skin color. A hoodlum does not define a race. A hoodlum can come in any color. I saw a white boy spray painting that crown one day…mmmhmm…and I just shook my head because I can only bet what people were really thinking!
So with all the heated debates and racial tension going on in our world right now…thanks to good ol’ fashion politics…I decided to make MLK Jr. Day about something else. No, this is not me avoiding the race war going on right now. This is me acknowledging all the hate in this world and choosing not to fuel it but to use it as tool for more positive energy. Today is suppose to be an uplifting day, inspirational, and motivational in a sense.
Martin Luther King Jr. meant for his speech to touch EVERYONE and if you can’t find the inspiration in his speech on his desired subject matter than make this day about improving you. How can you better your life? What will make your life more positive? Is there something you have been afraid of holding you back? Does the fear of the unknown scare you?
Recently, I took a leap of faith and started using Plexus. My friend heard my cries for help when it came to me being sick and tired of being sick and tired. She took Plexus and suggested it for me. She also heard about how we were barely getting by with me being a stay at home mom and my blogging was hitting a bump in the road. Stress, fatigue, low self esteem because of my weight, and anxiety was ruling my life.
Of course, at first I told her no. No because I was afraid of the unknown. How is that even rational thinking? But we all do it everyday. I can’t even tell you what I was afraid of? Afraid something so simple as a natural supplement could help me? Afraid I might lose a few dollars and just go about my merry little way to find the next solution? Afraid I might actually like the product and not be able to afford it?
Guess what? Eventually I caved into my fears after she asked me the same dang question.
What is your dream world? So what are you afraid of?
So I did it…and I have not regretted it since. My health is looking up, my family life is happier, my money worries are gone, and the best part I GET TO HELP PEOPLE…all because I chose to not be afraid anymore and make my dreams a reality!
Today I started watching a motivational series by Les Brown and it spoke to me. It spoke right through to my soul. Since when did we start allowing fear to misconstrue our reality? Since when did we start letting fear hold us back from our dreams?
What is your dream? We all have one! Now what’s holding you back? Tell me in the comments below and we can work through this together! My passion for helping others is part of my dream and so is getting over my fear of speaking my personal wisdom with others. If you would like to have a 1-on-1 privately or want to know more about Plexus, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org