Where Do You Stand?

Where do you stand?

Hey team, good Monday morning. All right, so the sun is up, and it’s a beautiful day. I was reading earlier this week, and I read a quote by Martin Luther King. He was talking about courage, and he says, “The ultimate measure of a man is not how he stands in comfort and convenience, but how he stands under challenge and controversy. That’s the true measure of a man.”

So it got me thinking, like, sometimes, times are hard. Life can be difficult, and we can have issues that take place in our lives. It is somewhat desirable for most of us to want to be comfortable. It’s desirable not to want to go against the grain. We want to go with the flow.

But the ultimate measure of our ability to succeed and so on and so forth is sometimes not to smooth things over, but to challenge the status quo, to do the right thing. Martin Luther King obviously did that, and Rosa Parks did that. When we’re talking about Mahatma Gandhi, throughout our history, we’ve had times and moments in life. Churchill did that. There are a number of people in our history, both in the past and even present, perhaps. Maybe you are looking at situations around you, and you’re realizing that there is challenge and there’s controversy, but out of your own moral and ethical standing, you’re like, “I’m not going there. I’m not going to do that,” and that can be a good thing.

So on a beautiful Monday, I want you to think about the fact that, is your life just smoothed over. Is it just flowing? Are there things that bug you, but you just don’t stand up, and challenge them? Where do you stand? If there is something for you, maybe take inventory and think about it because a true measure is about that challenge of controversy, not about going with the flow, not about the easy stuff. Life isn’t always really convenient, and I don’t know if it should be. We should challenge the things that just don’t seem right. Think about it, where do you stand?

All right, hey, it’s a beautiful Monday. Get out there, smile, and be valuable because you know nothing will do right, nothing less. God bless you. I love you and I appreciate you. I thank you for the dedication and the hard work that you continue to put in every day and every night. Spring is almost here, so smile. The sun will be out a lot more often and a lot earlier in the morning. All right, God bless you, guys.