I listened to Martin Luther King, Jr's 'I Have a Dream' speech today and I smiled while tears rolled down my face as I thought about how many people had to die, be jailed, and beaten for us to get as far as to see Barack Obama elected as president.
I think about Langston Hughes' poem 'A Dream Deferred' as well because our people have gotten so festered, dried up, and rotted that we have turned into monsters that will kill our own people and even our own children and leave them in dumpsters.
Each one of us has got to have a dream like Martin and we have to think about what happens when that dream is deferred. If you are reading this post, I want you to think about your dreams. I want you to hold onto that dream and never let it go. Hold on to it like your life depends on it. Take that dream and work on it everyday. Everyday give it all that you've got. Try to do a little bit more than what you did yesterday. When you wake up to a new day, it's another day to work on that dream.
What is your dream? Are you living each day to reach that dream?