Join us today in setting aside some time to pause and reflect. Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, work, and legacy of creating a more just society. We reflect on his call to regard each and every person as equally valuable, essential and loved.
In the United States, MLK Day is a national day of service and connection to others and our communities. Whether you are doing something today or another day, the hope is that we will continue to serve throughout the year and beyond.
We can think of service as helping others or doing work for others that needs to get done. Being involved in service also gives us a chance to reflect on what we do beyond today. We can envision how we may continue to serve the broader communities that continue to face injustices and the ones in which we live.
There are many ways to do service such as volunteering with a local non-profit, helping at a place of worship or school, or donating to organizations in need. If you do not have the time today or are having a difficult time finding the right way to serve, know that you can start at any time, not just today.
Beyond today’s events, we would like to offer a few questions you can ask yourself:
-How can I encourage others to reflect on service to other people and our communities?
-What can I do to educate my family and the next generation on the call to service?
-What types of activities foster connection to people with whom I am not connected to in my daily life?
-How can I learn more about the injustices in our society and concrete actions I can take against them?
-What can I do to continue to serve beyond today?
We will continue to be here and show up for you, each and every day. At Those Nerdy Girls, we are committed to bringing you the facts with a dose of empathy and to continue to serve the evolving information needs of our readers. There is still a lot of work to be done.
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)
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