Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 5, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 5, 2018

Welcome to another edition of Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  Hope you link up below and share what you're thinking out loud about today.

Today I'm reflecting on the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.  Even though he was not alive in any of the years I have memories, his legacy is so big it seems like part of him is still alive today.  In 2016, my friend Linda and I visited the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where he was assassinated.   It was touching to be in the actual spot where Rev. King was killed.

One very cool symbol that happens each April 4 at 6:01 pm (the time of the shooting), a bronze church bell perched on a scaffold above the Lorraine Motel tolls 39 times - once for each year of King's life.  I'm sure that would be such a chilling experience to witness.

So many of his quotes are so profound.  Here's a few of my favorites ~

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is; ’What are you doing for others?’” - Matin Luther King, Jr.

#wordsofwisdom #purpose #MLK

"The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King Racism Quotes and How They Shook The World

So inspirational!  If only we could all take these words to heart and live life in the spirit they reflect.

Now it's your turn - what's on your mind today?  Link up and tell us.  I look forward to hearing from you.


  1. We were at that museum too, Penny!! Isn't it amazing? It really hits home of how far we've come (yet still have far to go)

  2. He really did have some amazing words of wisdom.. and sadly so many are still not followed today.

  3. Wonderful quotes. I was thinking about him a lot yesterday too and how much we still need someone like him in this world.

  4. Great quotes and I wish that we could all following his example. Thanks for sharing. I would love to go there. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Oh wow, those bells would be chilling. He definitely had some great quotes/philosophies.