Donald Trump has no idea how to feel compassion for others. He was a millionaire by the time he was just eight years old. His father left him hundreds of millions of dollars but not the inclination to care about his fellow man — they were all marks. President Barack Obama could not be more opposite.
Trump’s message on Martin Luther King Day was all about himself, and he even dropped by the Martin Luther King monument. Conversely, Obama’s message quoted the activist “What are you doing for others:”
‘I’ve always drawn inspiration from what Dr. King called life’s most persistent and urgent question: “What are you doing for others?” Let’s honor his legacy by standing up for what is right in our communities and taking steps to make a positive impact on the world.’
President Obama went on to ask others to honor Dr. King’s legacy. President number 44 did not stop there, instead he went on to show people just how to do that. He asked people to stand “up for what is right” and “make a positive impact on the world.”
That is not as difficult as it sounds. Even doing one small thing can change the world. Of course, people may not see that change right away or even at all. Change happens even though we cannot see it.
Obama found another way of showing how to impact the world positively. One year, he and Michelle Obama went to a homeless shelter to play with the children. Another year they handed out free school supplies to children who had none.
‘Each year of his presidency, Obama raised the call for Americans to participate in community service on MLK Day, and his commitment hasn’t wavered since he left office. Nor should ours. This year, since Jan. 15 would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, perhaps now’s the time for us to go hard on this service thing. ‘
She continued with President Obama’s quote:
‘”What will you do to make your community stronger?” Marching orders, y’all. Marching orders.’
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