Wait a minute. Back up. Let's think about some other reasons. Sure, it was lovely to be free of Monday classes, and there was freshly fallen snow, and we didn't have to wake up too early (a good thing, considering how many probably spent their Sunday nights). But there's a reason we had today off from classes, isn't there?
It's because one man had a dream...
Today is a day that is meant to be dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the good he brought to this country and this world. Today is a day that is meant to make us realize just how lucky we are to live in this community of acceptance and equality. Today is a day that is meant to help us think about how we can better ourselves and this world in honor of a great man who did great things.
And yes, perhaps we spent part of today doing work for our Tuesday x-hours, or skiing, or hanging out with friends, or procrastinating yet again. But perhaps we took a moment or two to recognize the lessons that history can teach us- perhaps we took a moment to resolve to be better people in the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream.
And if we didn't? If we forgot what this day was meant to be about? Then I invite you to remember now- and take a second to reflect on just why today is truly important.