In Others’ Wisdom: The Wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choosing love MLK quote 1.20.14

Sometimes a person’s legacy is left behind in the lives of those they influenced.

And sometimes a person’s legacy is heard in the echoes of words they said. Maybe that’s why I am such a quote aficionado.

Today is set aside to remember Martin Luther King, Jr, a man most famously known for the words, “I have a dream …

In Your Words: If you could choose, which of your words would you want to be remembered by? 

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14 Comments

  1. January 20, 2014, 5:40 am   /  Reply

    I think I want to be remembered by what I didn’t say, as in,” She never said a negative word about anyone.” 🙂

    • January 20, 2014, 4:59 pm   /  Reply

      I could most definitely say this about you, Pat.

  2. Terri Tiffany
    January 20, 2014, 6:06 am   /  Reply

    That’s a tough one. I would want people to remember I said I was saved.

    • January 20, 2014, 4:59 pm   /  Reply

      It is fought, isn’t it, Teri. I’ve been mulling it over all day.

  3. January 20, 2014, 6:59 am   /  Reply

    My last words, which will undoubtedly be,

    “Hey, Bubba, watch THIS!”

    May as well be remembered as I lived, for real.

  4. January 20, 2014, 7:36 am   /  Reply

    I love telling students, family and friends these true words: “I know what’s in you, and you can do it.”

    • January 20, 2014, 4:58 pm   /  Reply

      Beautiful encouragement, Dee.

  5. Susan Tuttle
    January 20, 2014, 9:14 am   /  Reply

    That God is unfailing…forever faithful. I may not have an eloquent sentence to put it in, but I want to be remembered for my complete faith in God and hopefully how His faithfulness was seen through me.

    • January 20, 2014, 4:57 pm   /  Reply

      Eloquent sentences not needed. Love your heart.

  6. January 20, 2014, 9:24 am   /  Reply

    I have a coworker and friend who is amazing about telling people she loves them. I love that about her and it’s made an impact on me. People like to say actions speak louder than words, but I think we need to hear the words too. So I’d like to be remembered as someone who said the words. 🙂

    • January 20, 2014, 4:21 pm   /  Reply

      It’s amazing how others influence our lives and our decisions … and even how we want to be remembered.

  7. January 20, 2014, 10:19 am   /  Reply

    Great post, thought provoking. Perhaps mine is simply “God is my Rock -in whom I take refuge.”

  8. January 21, 2014, 10:07 pm   /  Reply

    I could never read the children’s book to my students about his life without getting choked up at, “I have a dream …” All that comes to mind is being remembered for saying “I love you” often and sincerely.

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