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I Have a Dream: Gods Words with Music

Subject: God's Word with Music Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart - Freedom!

Oh Lord, thanks for all you have placed in my life...
Family and friends, health, strength...
I give you thanks with all my heart.

You are truly marvellous!

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God,
keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those
who love him and keep his commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Visualize a planet
Where all creatures are one...
And happiness will flower
Brighter than the sun!"

Today's a holiday in the USA, we're celebrating Dr. Martin Luther
King's birthday. A great man who did great works, IN THE FACE OF
uncertainty, peril, and opposing mass beliefs. His simple, yet
rare and absolute, recognition, of the divinity belonging to every
WHAT, changed our entire nation, and so, the world.

It's both sad and amazing, that it took hundreds of years for the
abolition of slavery in America... and it's just as sad and
amazing that once given their freedom, it took another HUNDRED
YEARS for African-Americans to be given equal rights. But times
change slowly, when minds change slowly. Even today, they're still
up against society's na=EFve expectations for their climbing out of
the poverty they were left in, and an almost unbelievable
ignorance for the plight, physically AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY, of their
immediate ancestors (some of whom are still living!). But the
human spirit can't be kept down any more than universal truths can
be kept secret, and the ascent of African-Americans into every
profession, trade and business throughout America is as much an
inspiration, as it is an example to all who face prejudice and
persecution of ANY kind.

Dr. King not only revealed the truth about our brotherhood as
human beings, but he demonstrated what one person can do... in
spite of the odds, in spite of the past, and in spite of the
prevailing beliefs of the masses.

In memory of his great work and life...=20
Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King,
and thank you.

Taken from the TUT Newsletter

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in
moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at
times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

How do you measure up?

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

During my life journey on this planet
I shall start each day with these affirmations:

I am capable. I am worthwhile.
I am beautiful. I am lovable.

I shall accept both my strengths
and my weaknesses for they are me.

I shall never again believe the "lie"
that if I make a mistake,
I am a mistake.

My mistakes are the learning tools
that I shall encounter on my life journey.
When I learn from my mistakes,
I give them meaning.

When I give my mistakes meaning,
I can begin to forgive myself,
I can begin to heal.

I shall not use my mistakes as excuses
to give up on me -
my mistakes are not me.

I shall seek the wisdom to nurture
my heart, mind, body, and soul
so that I may feel more centered

- providing an energy reserve that allows
me to climb the mountains in my own life
- providing an energy reserve that allows
me to love and support others
who are climbing a different mountain
- providing an energy reserve that allows
time for friends, play,
and celebration of life.

I shall allow myself to feel capable
- so that I may seek excellence.
I shall allow myself to feel sadness
- so that joy may return.

I shall allow myself to feel joy
- so that I may be revitalized.
I shall allow myself to feel afraid
- so that I may find courage.

I shall allow myself to feel alone
- so that I may know me.
I shall allow myself to feel beautiful
- so that I may feel free.

I shall allow myself to feel lovable
- so that the loving may seek me.
I shall allow myself to feel pain
- so that I may heal.

I shall allow myself to feel worthy
- so that I may fulfill my purpose.
When I am centered, I see the perfection
in the world, myself and others.

When I find the world to be imperfect,
I will take responsibility
for painting it that way.

I will look into the heart of a rose,
or the eyes of a newborn baby
and again know perfection.

I take responsibility
for creating my own life story
through the choices I have made;
to blame others is to give away
my personal power.

Who will I allow to write
the next chapter of my life?

I shall seek the courage to believe
in a God or Higher Power
who will laugh with me in the sunlight
or cry with me in the darkness.
I shall make a small difference on this planet
through the work I do
when I leave I will have done my share.

I shall live, love, laugh,
and learn on my journey.
~Author Unknown~
Sent by my friend

Ed Zelenak

The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your
flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of Right just before
you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as
comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things =

Robert Louis Stevenson

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