Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Is A Day To Honor A Great Man

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Is Day, A Day To Honor A Great Man.  Martin Luther King, Jr. deserves this honor and much, much more.  Some may argue that his dream has not been fulfilled, but I would argue otherwise.  However, this is not the blog to make that argument, this blog is to honor a man who saw beyond color, and focused on equality for all.

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream not for himself but for all mankind.  A dream of equality, freedom, and justice.  Nothing Martin Luther King, Jr. did centered on himself, it all centered on others.  His life was one of service to others unconditionally.

As a young boy from a different country, Martin Luther King, Jr. taught me a major life lesson, one that I learned very early in my life.  He taught me not only to dream, but to fully expect the dream to be fulfilled.  No matter how huge or impossible the dream may seem, it can come true if we are willing to climb to the top of the mountain, and work to fulfill our dream.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  Is A Day To Honor A Great Man.  I Hope you take the time today to reflect on the life of an honorable and just man, who left an example of how to live in service to others. 




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Comments (13)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I am amazed to understand that it has been so many years since his assassination.  The years have passed so quickly.

Jan 15, 2018 06:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have activities in our community to celebrate this holiday.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 15, 2018 06:27 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again George. Your insight as someone born elsewhere is important.

Jan 15, 2018 06:51 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - I think anyone who was born a U.S. Citizen and remembers the growing pains America went through the Civil Rights Movement has vivid memories. It's rare that I hear a truthful perspective from a young boy's point of view who wasn't born in America and what kind of influence Martin Luther King had on you. Obviously, he made a strong first impression on you and what you could do for this country. 

Let me speak on behalf of members of ActiveRain... George, you have become a credible voice here on ActiveRain. When it comes to explaining the mortgage changes and what it takes to obtain a mortgage, you have set the bar high. Plus, you're consistent. You write meaningful posts that are always current and very important to know. The Real Estate industry is forever changing, but when it comes to keeping Agents and Consumers abreast of current affairs and how it impacts Buyers, you are always someone others can count on for giving us the truth.

Thank you for sharing what that "Dream," meant to you personally. 


Jan 15, 2018 07:25 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Congratulations! Your post is being featured today in the 

BananaTude Group!


Jan 15, 2018 07:56 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

George wonderful tribute to a great man that changed many, many things for the better. I vaguely remember much about that time but I've watched many a documentary about his life.  I didn't know you grew up in another country! I have many friends from all over the world and what I love is the perspective we all bring to the conversation.

Jan 15, 2018 10:00 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi George, this is a wonderful tribute to a great, great man.  I recently watched a Netflix special with Letterman - he was interviewing Obama, but the civil rights movement also came up. It's just incredible to me how brave so many people were during a very scary time in our history. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr paid the ultimate price for standing up for human rights, and for working to make changes - for the better. 

Jan 15, 2018 10:08 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon George - This April it is 50 years since his assasination and I remember that day.  We honor his dream today.

Jan 15, 2018 12:33 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

George, we had or annual MLK walk this morning. THe community gathers at the courthouse and march down main street to the Methodist United Church for lunch.  

Jan 15, 2018 01:11 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, it is George.  I am sad this year as I can see there's still much to do to help complete his vision.

Jan 16, 2018 04:49 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi George.  MLK had an uncommon compassion for all mankind and a determination to make a difference.  He was a great man.

Jan 16, 2018 09:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Martin Luther King was indeed a special man with a wonderful vision... and no one in the civil rights movement has come close to stepping into his shoes since.

Jan 16, 2018 12:50 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

He had a magnetism that was just right for the time. His words are some of the most famous in history.

Jan 17, 2018 05:48 PM