Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question – MLK Jr. Weekend in Central Florida.

As we move into the new year and head into MLK weekend, we want to begin by sharing a quote from the great civil rights leader:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King Jr. was a big believer in equality of opportunity, and that we become equal when we treat each other as equals. He talked about changing our society, but most often spoke passionately to individuals and encouraged each of us to be the change we want to see. Dr. King’s words are just as pertinent today, if not more, than they were 4 decades ago.

Reflecting on Dr. King’s profound messages, we see a challenge to all of us this week: Improve society by improving yourself. You and your actions can be the change. Change the world by changing yourself. Create a community of equality by being a person of grace, compassion, and justice. Be the change you want to see.

As we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, we have the opportunity to honor him by not asking what other people in our lives can do to bring transformation, but what each one of us can do. At Aspire, we encourage our teams and our friends to take action, by renewing commitment to volunteering. Every Aspire variable and full-time team member receives 8 hours of paid time off for a Diversity Day to help them be the difference in their communities. For our community, Aspire also has many opportunities that you can assist in being the difference.

If you are inspired by Dr. King’s call to action and would like to volunteer with Aspire, please email us:

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a day of reflection and change on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.