I Have a Dream

In observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, I would like to share some of my dreams with you …

I have a dream…

1. To personally lead at least 100 individuals to financial independence.

2. To lead more people to Christ than I do to financial independence.

3. That my career, calling, and creative expressions will empower and encourage others to be all that God created them to be.

4. That Martin Luther King Day will not be reduced to just another day off.

5. That “whites” will acknowledge racism still exists in America and work to dismantle the stronghold it’s had over our educational, medical, environmental, financial, political, and capitalistic systems since 1619.

6. That Blacks will be able to live and thrive and feel and heal in the fullness of their humanity. #BLM

7. That inter-racial relationships will truly become a TABOO of the past. Seriously. Stop putting others down because of your own prejudices and/or insecurities. And stop limiting yourself! 😉

8. That we all become the change we wish to see in the world. If you’re not a part of the solution then you’re part of the problem. (Gandhi was definitely on to something).

9. That I will live to see the 1st woman president (and she’ll be fabulous!).

10. That quality healthcare and quality education will be the norm for every U.S. citizen.

11. That parents will take more responsibility for their children. TV, social media, and “smart” devices are poor babysitters. Parenting is a hands-on job. Take an active role in your child’s life. Listen to them. Learn from them. Spend quality time with them. Help them with their homework. Say “I’m sorry.” Celebrate their accomplishments. Encourage them in moments of defeat. Take heed to what their teachers are saying about them (’cause no one is an angel 100% of the time…. no matter how cute they look or “act”). Wake up. Wise up! And if your kids are always on punishment, then, perhaps, you’re the one doing something wrong (GASP!).

12. That I’ll leave a legacy that blesses generations.

13. That Americans will place more importance on financial independence than on credit dependence.

14. That Christians will start practicing Christian discipleship instead of misquoting Scripture to justify oppressive systems (slavery, patriarchy, etc.) and harmful behaviors (“Spare the rod and spoil the child”? Spare me!). Jesus modeled a life of faith, love, and liberty for all. Anything we do outside of His example is self-serving at best. And incompatible with The Gospel.

15. That the sanctity of life is prioritized over the senselessness of gun violence.

16. That we’ll accept our fellow human beings for who they are instead of rejecting/neglecting/abandoning/oppressing them for not abiding by “mainstream” expectations.

17. That therapy will be the norm for everyone. Mental health and wellness should be prioritized not stigmatized.

18. That women will have autonomy over their own bodies- worldwide.

19. That men will be free to express their emotions without ridicule.

20. That we will all make every effort to be at peace with one another and to be holy (Hebrews 12:14).

21. That every African American and African Descendants of Slavery and Jim Crowe in the U.S. will receive adequate, inflation-adjusted financial reparations.

23. That our history books are re-written to preserve the reality of our past instead of the white-washed version of it. When we don’t know our history, we’re destined to repeat and be destroyed by it.

24. That we’ll all learn and live our God-given purpose.

25. That there will be more emphasis on building marriages than on planning weddings.

26. That the gender gap is socially, politically, and financially eradicated.

27. That we start living and stop existing.

28. That one day we all spend more time with Jesus than we do on social media.

29. That we all commit to breaking our family’s generational curses.

30. That everyone reading this will accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

What are your dreams?

(Originally written 1/18/2010. Updated 1/16/2023.)