Amy Rees Anderson

The Power of One

“Never question the power of one! Throughout history it has been the actions of only one person who has inspired the movement of change.” – Steve Maraboli

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and I would be remiss if I didn’t express gratitude for the amazing life he lived and the example he set for all of us of how one person can make a difference in this world. He stood up for what he believed with unwavering courage. He conducted himself with integrity and honor even when those around him did not. He didn’t lash back in anger or use violence, even though at times it may have seemed justified if he had. He instead chose to lead from a place of love and tolerance and respect for all. This one man changed the world for the better. And he left behind an example for every one of us that One Person, just one person, can make a difference. He exemplified The Power of One.

THE POWER OF ONE

One song can spark a moment
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest
One bird can herald spring

One smile begins a friendship
One handclasp lifts a soul
One star can guide a ship at sea
One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness
One laugh will conquer gloom

One step must start each journey
One word must start each prayer
One hope will raise our spirits
One touch can show you care

One voice can speak with wisdom
One heart can know what’s true
One life can make the difference
You see, it’s up to you!!
(Author Unknown)

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don`t have to have a college degree to serve. You don`t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr

May we all recognize our own ability to change this world for the better and may we all desire to use our “Power of One” to do just that.

Have a great day everyone!
~Amy

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