Dr. King once said we all have to decide whether we “will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. Life’s most persistent and nagging question, he said, is “what are you doing for others?’”
Signed into law in January 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is a celebration of Dr. King’s immeasurable contribution to the United States and humankind.
The holiday is a reality because of the energetic leadership of the King Center’s founder and long-time president, Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Celebrated on the third Monday of January, the King Holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work, but also to honor his legacy by making the holiday a day of community service, “a day on, not a day off.”
In celebration of the holiday, Audi Wilmington compiled some of King’s most inspirational quotes in an infographic as a reminder we too can make a big difference in our community through service to others. For those of us who follow Dr. King let us commit to serving humanity, promote his teachings and carry forward his legacy into the 21st Century.
How do you respond to criticism; a rude, thoughtless act; or a difficult situation? Are you a worm, rattlesnake or boa constrictor?