There are so many great, inspiring leaders.
The more I learn about their choices and lives, the more I realize that they didn't all set out to lead, and many of them didn't know they were leading when they were. They were just making the next, best choice they could for what was in front of them at the time.
They were driven by a deep and burning desire to do something; to help; to serve. I think that we all are here to figure out how we can uniquely serve, and then go about the business of doing that.
Always, but especially lately, I've been impressed once again by the leaders of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. The non-violent approach is especially impressive at this particular moment in time - their choices to easily juxtaposed with the choices that we currently see all around us.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said many profound things during his time here with us, which was cut far too short. One quote that is sticking with me at the moment is:
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
How very true. And how courageous and brave it is to choose love, even when faced with the sometimes easier choice to hate.
There is so much to say about the time we are going through. But I do think it can all be answered by this simple offering from Dr. King: choose love.