March 25 - Our Personal March to Freedom

1965 - U.S.A. The Alabama Freedom March

Selma was known as one of the toughest places for African Americans to register. Of Selma's 15,000 black adults, only 300 could cast a ballot in 1965. Lyndon Johnson saw an opportunity. To pass a voting rights bill, LBJ needed the nation to see a vivid case of discrimination against black people trying to register. He called Reverend King in Selma on January 15, 1965.

1965 : Following the end of the march by 25,000 civil rights supporters from Selma to Montgomery after four days and nights on the road under the protection of Army troops and federalized Alabama National Guardsmen. They were refused permission to give a petition to Governor Wallace which said:

"We have come not only five days and 50 miles but we have come from three centuries of suffering and hardship. We have come to you, the Governor of Alabama, to declare that we must have our freedom NOW. We must have the right to vote; we must have equal protection of the law and an end to police brutality."

During the rally that followed the refusal by the Governor of Alabama, Governor Wallace. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated

"We are not about to turn around. We, are on the move now. Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us."

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Elton John’s Birthday

“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” – Paulo Coelho

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” – Henry Boye

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Learning to enjoy and flow with the tide without fighting with the ocean

“Everything in life that is “worth achieving,” requires risk and should scare you just a little bit.” – David Scott

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” – Irish Blessing

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”— Leo Buscaglia

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” - Jean de La Fontaine

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”— Rumi

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”— Lao Tzu

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. So don't give up your dreams.” – Barry Manilow

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

“The greater the capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.” – Jennifer Aniston

“You know it is love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”— Julia Roberts

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”— Henry Miller

“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart,” – Anne Frank

“From the day we arrive on the planet and blinking step into the sun. There's more to be seen than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done. Some say, eat or be eaten. Some say, live and let live. But, all are agreed as they join the stampede. You should never take more than you give. In the circle of life. It's the wheel of fortune. It's the leap of faith. It's the band of hope. Till we find our place. On the path unwinding, In the circle, The Circle of Life” ― Elton John, The Lion King


“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” -Helen Keller

Don't look for someone who'll solve all your problems. Look for someone who won't let you face them alone.

“The humming bird only sits on the hand that does not try to grasp it.” David Scott

“A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return” – The Gita

"It's so empowering to say "This isn't serving me" and walk away in peace.

Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I can't control."

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” - Eckhart Tolle

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau

"Why do we close our eyes when we cry, dream, pray or kiss... The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart." ~ Helen Keller