How One Voice Can Change the World

martin-luther-king-voice-of-changeToday as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, I am struck by the lasting impact he’s had on the world. He’s been gone almost 46 years, and yet his message is still as meaningful and powerful as it was when he was leading the civil rights movement in the 1950’s and 60’s. His voice changed the world.

I hope you’ll take a moment to think about your own voice and what you have to share. How could your experiences help others? What do you know, think, or feel that could serve as a beacon of light to someone else?

As you go about your caregiving duties today, I hope you’ll also take the time to listen to what your care receiver is trying to say. Even when people’s physical, mental, or emotional state is compromised, they still has feelings and opinions and the right to be heard.

Very few people will ever be as eloquent or have an impact comparable to Dr King, but we can each make a difference when we listen carefully to what others have to say. When we use our own voices to encourage, support someone who needs a little help, we’ll make a huge difference in their life.

If we all did that, I think Dr. King would be pleased and honored to know that his dream is still alive.