As the day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. approaches, let’s consider a question he once put to us:
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'
With this simple question, Dr. King calls on us all to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and strengthen our community. Though these aims may seem overwhelming, even the smallest gesture can make a difference, such as shoveling the snow from your elderly neighbor’s sidewalk or volunteering with service organizations.
Dr. King’s words inspire us at Indiana University Health to constantly do for others by delivering affordable fruits and vegetables through Garden on the Go, building playgrounds with KaBOOM, and seeking the opinion of Hoosiers across the state to identify their most important health needs. Certainly, Dr. King has taught us that service to others is the greatest contribution we can make.