Today I (Tia) had a stark lesson in what unkindness looks like and unfortunately it was me who was unkind. Something happened and I realized how flawed and truly mean that I can be. And at the end of it all I began to think about what it might have been like to be confronted day after day with hate, vitriol, unkindness for no other reason than someone didn't like the color of your skin.
Many times I have taken Martin Luther King Jr. Day for granted. I've slept in. I've not given back. I've all but forgotten that I shouldn't play on the holiday (watch the video for the reference) but should do something that matters. Plus, I LIVE IN ATLANTA!!! There are no shortage of opportunities to do something worthwhile.
Going forward I will remember to be kind. I remember to give back to others. I will remember to honor the work and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Spotify has some of Dr. King's most famous speeches available.