“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is January 15th and is celebrated each year on the third Monday in January. In 1994, to further commemorate a man who lived his life in service to others, Congress transformed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday into a national day of community service. A schedule of special events to honor this civil rights leader and to give local residents the opportunity to reach out to help those in need can be found at DC.about.com. If you are outside the Washington, DC area, we’d love to hear how you or your community plan to celebrate Dr. King’s life. I plan to spend part of the day reflecting on the quote above.