It is important to recognize that much progress has been made toward equality and much progress still needs to be made. We will not prosper if we exclude others. We must do our part to help people who are not like ourselves, to peacefully advocate for inclusion, to rethink the table at which we sit and look around at the people sitting there. No one is excluded from these responsibilities. They are challenging but exciting. It is my experience that in connecting with our commonalities we can explore and celebrate our differences and diversity. These differences matter because they are sparks for creativity, innovation, and the flames of our future. I am grateful for Martin Luther King Jr and everything he did for humanity. I will leave you with his words and hope you celebrated not with a day off but with a day of service to others.