“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Today as we remember Martin Luther King Jr, let us remember how he used his words and not his fists to make a difference. His powerful words helped change our Nation. He is proof that by standing up for what you believe to be right, even if others do not agree, can make a difference. He had a Dream, and he never gave up on it. And because he believed in his dream, today we all can have dreams. He showed that nothing is impossible, you just have to be strong enough, brave enough, courageous enough, to stand up.
Words are powerful. Words can make a difference if we use them correctly. So let’s teach our children the power of words and not the power of fists when the want to solve a problem. Teach them that to make a change, they have the power, if they just believe in themselves.
As I was teaching my Kindergarten class about Martin Luther King Jr. last week, I remember looking around at their faces. Their very diverse faces. In my classroom, I have students of all races. And in my classroom, we call ourselves a family.