“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you all for your wonderful support of our Charity Matters Podcast launch. We are so excited to share our first episode with you next week. It seems only fitting as we talk about service that today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We do so through this national day of service that many refer to as a day “on” rather than a day off.
This amazing man left us with a legacy of love, compassion, acceptance, and tolerance.
If you’re not sure about the best way to celebrate this day of service, Volunteer Matchhas an incredible list of volunteer opportunities across the country today. You can also go to Americorps to find a variety of great resources for service.
As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “What are you doing for others?”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing in service for others?”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, we will honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A visionary, man of peace and an inspiration. It is only fitting that this great man is honored with a national day of service. Martin Luther King Day, the holiday, is often referred to as a day “on” rather than a day off. Monday will be a day where millions of Americans will come together to honor his legacy by serving others.
Many will serve in their communities, churches or schools and for those who do not know where to begin, there are a number of places to start. For young families you can go to Project Giving Kids to find age appropriate volunteer opportunities. Another terrific starting point if you don’t have a plan is to take a look at Volunteer match this weekend.
Think of Volunteer Match as the eHarmony for nonprofits connecting you to a cause and volunteer opportunity that matches your passion, whether it is animals, the environment, education, you name it….there are thousands of service opportunities by location to choose from.
So, plan on making Monday a “day on” to honor this remarkable man through serving others. I’m looking forward to sharing with you next week how I will be honoring Dr. King. In the meantime, ask yourself, “What are you doing in service for others?”
“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior
As you know, today is the day we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. I wanted to find one quote that spoke about service and discovered myself being inspired by so many of Dr. King’s incredible words, that have become his legacy.
As we celebrate this day off, in memory of someone who believed we should live our life in service of others…perhaps it should be a day on, rather than a day off? A day to serve in whatever way that speaks to you.
So enjoy your day on and remember Dr. King’s words.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’