Today is a Federal holiday marking the birthday (he was actually born on January 15 to be precise) of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

He was, of course, a pioneer for the civil rights movement. He would ultimately become at age 35 the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. It is difficult to imagine history without his trailblazing footsteps firmly marked upon it.

Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech is his most quoted and well known.

He was, indeed, a dreamer. We all need to be dreamers.

But how many of us actually have dreams for ourselves (or even all of mankind) that are anywhere NEAR as specific and focused upon as Dr. King's were?

We SAY we know what we want, most of us. But do we REALLY know? Can we REALLY? Describe them in a tenth of the detail and vision of what was contained in the "Dream" speech?

The sad answer is NO. We have many wants and desires, but they are often chaotically jumbled in our minds and sometimes in contradiction to each other.

We need today to honor the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. We also need to honor his capacity to dream as big as he did. And we owe it to ourselves to start honoring our own dreams as well.

Make it your goal TODAY to shape and mold and nurture your dreams, no matter how big they are. They are waiting to explode into creation. And if you are going to dream, should it be for anything less than something BIG?? Always dream big. Aim high. Try to overshoot your comfort zone.

Your dreams are your creations.

And as their creator, shouldn't you get cracking?