As a teacher, it's easy to dish out the adages, give advice, make recommendations and more. Every year, I tell my students the same thing: "the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday isn't a day off, it's a day on." It is a day to join in one of the many church, school or community groups that have organized a "Day of Service." It's a day to do something to build justice and to live MLK's message. When I gave my annual reminder to my students on Thursday and Friday, I didn't think I would heed my own advice. I'm so glad I did.
|Funny thing is, Dr. King's message: "keep moving forward" is of critical importance in XC, football and of course, life.|
The second half of the day was community service at one of two sights. I landed at the Quesada Community gardens with one expectation: I would be pulling weeds. I never knew the NFC Championship could add meaning to a task I loathe.
|A great "Day On"|
Located in the heart of San Francisco's Bayview district, we parked our van on a street that once hosted in-numerous drug deals on its sizable median. The crime brought violence, the violence brought pain and death, the pain and death brought despair. As written on their website