Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day … my knee will stop hurting so much. That the constant pain will go away and I will be able to exercise and work out with no restrictions. If the surgery happens like it should this dream may be come a reality soon.
I have a dream that one day … doctors will find the cure to cancer. It is an awful disease that takes thousands of great lives far too soon. I dream that one day no one will ever have to hear those words, “you have cancer” and know that there is no hope of a cure.
I have a dream that one day … there will not be gender bias and prejudice in the work place. This is not something I deal with but two friends have brought it up in the last week that in their offices women are not treated the same. This is 2014 and I wish by now this would no longer be a problem.
I have a dream that one day … I will inspire others. There are so many great men and women I look up to and one day I want my actions and life choices to inspire another person.
I have a dream that one day … I will be able to grant a Make A Wish child’s dream come true. Every time the organization is brought up in conversation or I read a story in the news about a child’s dream coming to fruition it brings a huge smile to my face. I hope that one day I can be the reason they are smiling so brightly.
I have a dream that one day … I will be brave enough to share my real, unedited, unashamed bucket list and New Year’s Resolutions. Until that time, baby steps.