Today is the official holiday to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is intended as a national day of service in his honor. It is based on his quote:
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
To serve, you don't need a grand plan or a huge organization. Walk out your front door. There is a need in your own neighborhood.
Is there a park that could use some trash pick-up? Is there a food bank that could use a volunteer? Is there a school that needs volunteers? With just those questions, you've probably thought of an opportunity and probably haven't even made it a mile from your front door.
With today's economy, need is everywhere. In honor of the holiday, reach out and help someone.