Rediscovering lost values ​​through partnerships

October 28, 2021 0 Comments

This motivational speech was delivered at Delta College, Bay City, Michigan, and on Wednesday, January 20, 2010. We feel that the information contained in this speech would be beneficial to families around the world. Enjoy reading the inspiring information. The audience consisted of university students and professors. The speech was modified for the website.

It is a great honor to celebrate with you a great Martin Luther King (MLK) leader who is now with many of our great ancestors. Martin Luther King lived and died for the freedom of all mankind. His heart was linked to the injustices he observed in our nation. He found his niche and died for equality and justice for all humanity. We have focused in recent years on his famous speech “I have a dream”.

However, before King became famous, he delivered a speech on February 28, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, titled “Rediscovering Lost Values.” In King’s speech, he spoke of our great scientific achievements through scientific genius.

He states and I quote: “The scientific genius of man has been amazing. I think we have to look much deeper than that if we want to find the real cause of man’s problems and the real cause of the evils of the world today. the heart and soul of men “.

King spoke of those words fifty-five (56) years ago. It’s like he’s talking to us today. It is very important for us to rediscover our lost moral values. There are twelve steps to rediscovering lost values ​​through partnerships that will allow us to impact our families and our world. I really think we can by using associations.

An association is the relationship between two or more people or organizations that participate in the same activity. There are twelve acrostic letters for the word associations.

Step 1 is personal: We have a personal responsibility to contribute to the success of families, neighbors, friends, society, government, nations, businesses, and the world. We must personally model moral values ​​within the foundation of our own lives so that they can be transferred to our families and our world.

Step 2 is Adjust: We must adapt to a changing world so that our families and businesses survive and we can prosper and use our prosperity and resources to respond to the needs related to our families and in our communities; Issues such as lack of spirituality, substance abuse, anger, education, unemployment, literacy, health care, poverty, crime, plague, housing, recreation, and lack of unity.

Step 3 is the relationship: we must build a relationship between us to move in the same direction to address the aforementioned needs. We must bring our individual skills and talents to the table. We have a moral obligation to share our unconditional love with others.

Again I quote King from his speech, “Rediscovering Lost Values”: “But the real danger facing civilization today is that atomic bomb that lies in the hearts and souls of men, capable of exploding in the vilest hatred and the most harmful selfishness. -That is the atomic bomb we have to fear today. “

Personally, I believe that we can put out the atomic bomb that lies in the hearts of the people. Strong and healthy relationships project moral values ​​to society.

Step 4 is Transform: Therefore, we must transform our thinking by thinking outside the box to generate new ideas and solutions. The world has changed and for our families, businesses and organizations to survive, we need stable communities and a skilled workforce that meets the needs of society. Thinking outside the box gives us a new perspective on how to bring stability to communities.

Step 5 is neglect: We must not neglect communities that are in decline, but must grow beyond our own selfish domain so that others can be blessed with the fruits of our labor.

Step 6 is Effort: It will take a lot of effort to tear down the walls of our own selfish domain, but I believe that through partnerships we can transform our communities and people’s hearts. I believe that by eliminating selfishness from our lives, through associations, we will rediscover lost values.

Step 7 is responsibility: We have a responsibility and a moral obligation to train and guide our youth to wear the mantle of moral values. This should empower them to gain the skills they need to build a strong family foundation. We want them to value education and entrepreneurship from generation to generation. This is why we must dedicate our hearts to our families.

Step 8 is Servant: We must consider appreciating the need to be a Servant to each other. We must value the importance of volunteering our time to help others, which will improve society through the relationships we build. Yes, service: if we all applied this to all our relationships, the world would be different.

Step 9 is honesty – honesty should be an important part of partnerships. We should never build relationships for selfish gain, but rather contribute to the success of others. Honesty can be the driving force that helps us build the relationships necessary to address the social ills of society.

Another quote from King’s “Rediscovering Lost Values” speech:

“But I’m here to tell you this morning that some things are right and some are wrong. Eternally so, absolutely.”

We must not allow our lives to be governed by selfishness, if we do, we will implode.

Step 10 is investing: it will take our inner strength to invest our time, resources and money in partnerships. But our own ideology can get in the way of partnerships, but I believe in the power of the human heart. With our hearts, we have the ability to influence the lives of people around the world. We can do both by bringing our own individuality to the table. I am confident that we can form partnerships that can make us profitable so that we can give back to help redevelop our communities.

Step 11 is to persevere: We must persevere regardless of the obstacles we face because our communities, city, county, region, state, the United States and the world need us. We can make a difference by making personal sacrifices to build a community of hope and rediscover moral values ​​through partnerships.

Step 12 is Spirituality: Spirituality will play an important role in rediscovering the moral values ​​of the world. We must not forget the impact that God has had in shaping our lives and in the development of our nation and the world.

We need to come together as true partners if we are to survive during these difficult times. The family foundation is broken and we can repair the family foundation by working together. It needs to be repaired to be successful in rediscovering moral values ​​in the world.

Let me share an analogy with you. Here is a simple question that I need an answer for. “What is a piggy bank?”

What are you investing in your piggy bank?

1. If you invest pennies in your piggy bank, what can you get back from your piggy bank?
2. If you also invest quarters in your piggy bank, what can you get back from your piggy bank?
3. If you now invest dollars in your piggy bank, what can you get back from your piggy bank?
4. If you invest hundreds of dollars in your piggy bank, what can you get back from your piggy bank?
5. If you invest thousands of dollars in your piggy bank, what can you get back from your piggy bank?

You’re right, you can get back pennies, quarters, dollars, hundreds of dollars, and thousands of dollars. You have the option of what you will retrieve from your piggy bank. I want you to know that the piggy bank represents your brain. Everything you have seen, heard and experienced is stored in your piggy bank (brain)

If you invest in negativity, immorality, selfishness, hatred, drugs, crime, yelling, cursing, fighting, cheating and lying, that is what you will most likely get back from your piggy bank.

To overcome the social ills of society, family problems, and our selfish hearts, we must invest wisely in our piggy bank. We must let our hearts focus on rediscovering lost values ​​through the twelve steps of partnerships.

I believe in you! I believe that God has set aside a remnant of people who will shape moral values ​​throughout the world.

Repeat after me three times:

I will invest wisely in my piggy bank.
I will invest wisely in my piggy bank.
I will invest wisely in my piggy bank.

I encourage you now to use your heart, soul, and mind to wisely apply your investments in society.

God bless you and your family, God bless America and the world as you invest wisely in rediscovering lost values ​​through partnerships.

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