Sunday, January 17, 2016

On the Eve of #MLK2016 & The New Week: Brief Thoughts

It was another busy weekend in #Outsiders as our team finished a series of notations and worked on getting ready to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with a series of Thoughts from him.   It has been quite a weekend yet again!!

As I reflected upon this weekend, I ran across these thoughts that I shared with the team to underscore why the journey of #outsiders is ever so crucial and how we should not despair despite the odds.    We look forward to telling the stories and hopefully overcome the very admonitions that Michael Jordan reminded us and the late Alan Rickman told us---May the soul of Alan Rickman &  Rene Angelil   Rest in peace: 

“If you accept the expectations of others,
especially negative 
then you never will change the outcome.”

~ Michael Jordan

“It’s a human need to be told stories.
The more we’re governed by idiots
and have no control over our destinies,
the more we need to tell stories to each other
about who we are, why we are,
where we come from,
and what might be possible.”

~ Alan Rickman

As I finished these thoughts, I ran across this from one of the fathers of the Arab Spring that I hope our team can learn from:

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