Martin Luther King Jr day is Monday! And even though you get a day off from work, that doesn't mean you can't go out and help your community! Did you know MLK day is supposed to be a day of service? So technically it's observed as a "day on, not a day off."

Quick history lesson; in 1983 Legislation signed off to make MLK's birthday, January 21st a federal holiday. Then in 1994, Congress designated that holiday as a national day of service!

So now, that day is forevermore intended to be used as a day to empower people, serve in your community, bridge social barriers and create solutions to issues we have across the country. Like this shutdown.

So get out and do something on Monday instead of laying around watching Netflix! Participate in projects such as mentoring and tutoring kids, painting schools, visiting senior centers, building homes, volunteering at the local food pantry and more. But most importantly let's reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King's life, his legacy and his teachings.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -MLK