Dedication for A Dream

Happy Monday, All!

Here’s to hoping your weekends went well, and, that your lives are continuing according to The Master Plan!

For me, things were pretty laid back, while I have some things “cookin'” on all four burners, if you will. Keeping a healthy approach to life, I think, is the most important in these days and times. Friday couldn’t come fast enough and the weekend cruised by for me with “the simple pleasures” I enjoy most – friendship, peace, spirituality (at Calvary’s service Sunday morning) and remembering Dr. King’s Dream. I was just a young boy, so to speak, when Dr. King’s Dream was breathed into the fabric of American Society, and, through his death, The Dream was implanted into the minds and hearts of many, including our present President Barack Obama.

The Occupy Wall Street Movement has taken on new dimensions world-wide as populations everywhere blame the current economic conditions on “corporate greed”. While many of the protests have been peaceful, it is clear there is tremendous unrest amongst the “workers of the world” whom a large number remain unemployed. I watched the newscast with people in tents at the protest locations here in the States while in comparison, in international cities there was less of a calm. As I completed errands on Saturday after visiting the Breast Cancer Awareness festivity at the River Walk in “FTL”, I noticed people holding signs on the major intersections referring to “No More Obama”. Interesting these same people put up with Bush for 8 years and accepted being told, “Just pull yourselves up by your bootstraps!” time and time again. Fort Lauderdale had its own rendition of “Occupy Wall Street” downtown as well. It was well attended but remained peaceful.

Most noteworthy for me was the dedication of the Monument for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 after being postponed in August due to extreme hurricane conditions. I was able to catch glimpses of the Monument on Facebook and the internet but it must have been an incredible sight to see with so many people there present. I am happy to see that for the most part, The Dream has been kept alive. May we continue to fashion our own dreams in these difficult days and times.

Peace be with each of you!

John I. Cook, Director

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