Knowing what is right is like deep water in the heart;
a wise person draws from the well within.
This week, in the U.S., the birthday of Martin Luther King was celebrated. There were many quotes of his posted on Facebook and Twitter. One of them stood out for me above the others...
The time is always right to do what is right.
The older I get the more empowered I feel. I remember when I turned forty my Auntie Martha told me that I was now old enough to do what I want to do. As I get closer to fifty I realize how much more courageous I am becoming. Meaning that I feel more at ease speaking my mind, having an opinion, and acting on what I believe.
The verse from Proverbs reminds me that knowing what is right is important. Quite often I know that right thing deep within my heart. It is usually my head that needs convincing. Drawing from the well of wisdom in the heart challenges me to do more and to not just think about it. So, for me, whether that means speaking up about injustice, confessing the pain in my heart or even talking about my issues with food...I know that this year I will be more inclined to surrender to the call to do the right thing.
And like Dr. King said the time is always right to do it.
Is there a right thing you need to be doing?
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