Reflections: Faith In The Dream...

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflections: Faith In The Dream...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963 

On that memorable day, August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" Speech as part of his Address at the March on Washington in Washington, D.C. Little did he know that his inspiring message will continue to resonate in the hearts and minds of people around the world. Dr King was a visionary, a man with great kismet, and his message in the Dream speech was a gift and a blessing to remind us all that we are one spirit... Though his life was cut short (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968), his legacy in the Civil Rights Movement and his speeches live on. Today, I am grateful to honor his memory and legacy.  

"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions." President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration Speech 

This is also a special day in that President Obama is being sworn in for his 2nd term as the leader of this great nation. He is a product of that dream and my prayer is that we all find it in our hearts to encourage and support others to pursue their dreams regardless of isms and barriers. We can be a light in someone's life; especially someone from another ethnicity, religion or culture. Let's do our bit for our legacy and build faith in the dream.

More below! 

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963. 
Reflections: Faith In The Dream...

 Small Stones#21
"Free at last! free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
From the echoes in our hearts chambers
To the whispers in our ears...
The sweet song resonates deeply
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

What are small stones?
According to the originators of this wonderful exercise, a small stone is a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of discovering small stones is as important as the finished product. Searching for small stones will encourage you to keep all your senses; - your eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.

Some Food for Thought:
What dream do you hold close to your heart? Which dreams have come to fruition?  Take a moment to contemplate what faith in our dreams means to you? Love and Peace in 2013.

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Dr MLK in Chicago, via Flickr And Pres Obama, Dr MLK, via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


  1. I believe that a true great leader is one who leads by example, creates and implements law by thinking of others, influences its people to do good than bad. Marthin Luther King and Obama both have those qualities.

  2. TY Louise! I agree with you on that note... Plus, they must be compassionate, :-)

  3. This is a perfect tribute to a man who was so instrumental in human rights history.

    I am using parts of MLK's "I have a dream" speech in my ESL class this week, and looking at his legacy. So far, they have been very enthusiastic... :-)

  4. TY Dana! I bet the students will offer you much in return... :-)

  5. A truly inspiring speech and a truly inspiring leader. An example to emulate for generations to come.

  6. TY jellybean! That speech still sends shivers down my spine... Inspirational! :-)

  7. i have a dream that someday that the filipino people will enjoy full and gainful employment, livelihood and job security, that the peasants will till their own lands...each filipino will enjoy his/her rights and no more poverty and hunger in the Philippines

  8. TY Reese! Amen to that and I will add that your prayer is mine for our world... For people hurting everywhere in the world.

  9. I've always loved that MLK speech, so moving, so inspirational. Kudos to Pres Obama, he hit all the right notes. Wish him all the best for the next 4 years.

  10. Yes I concur... A fortuitous inauguration and memorial tied in as one... :-)

  11. congrats to Barack Obama, great saying., as for me, I agree with Reese.. para wala ng Filipino na magdecide mag work aboard..

  12. congrats to Barack Obama, great saying., as for me, I agree with Reese.. para wala ng Filipino na magdecide mag work aboard..

  13. Another MLK Day January 20, 2014. May Peace prevail in the world


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