In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.today has been designated to celebrate him and his birth and what he did with his life. Please take a few minutes out of your day to read his speech "The Drum Major Instinct". It is a great reminder of where we are and where we ought to be.
King said that when he died "[he] just want to leave a committed life behind." Which makes me think: What am I committed to? Am I committed to having nice things or doing good things? Do I speak up for morality or let someone else do it? Am I trying to serve and love or am I trying to get ahead?
As the new year and new beginning has come I am reminded of all the unnecessary clutter in my life. "Dustables" my brother calls them. "Junk" to others. The "One day I might need this" stuff that fills boxes and shelves and space in my life. It's time to get rid of it. Where to begin is my biggest fear.
So today will be a day spent de-junking my house and hopefully I'll find more time, room and energy to devote to the things that REALLY matter. Thanks Dr. King for a day to remember the priorities of life.