“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” Honore de Balzac
Hay House Presents Happy Mother’s Day!
Thank You Mom!
As I Look Back…
As I look back on my life
I find myself wondering…
Did I remember to thank you
for all that you have done for me?
For all of the times you were by my side
to help me celebrate my successes
and accept my defeats?
Or for teaching me the value of hard work,
good judgment, courage, and honesty?
I wonder if I’ve ever thanked you
for the simple things…
The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we’ve shared?
If I have forgotten to express my gratitude
For any of these things,
I am thanking you now…
and I am hoping that you’ve known all along,
how very much you are loved and appreciated.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! If you live in any of the top 20 nations listed on Save The Children’s Best Places In The World To Be A Mother, you’re ahead of the game. If you live in Finland, Sweden, Norway or other countries on the list, you know your children stand a greater chance of surviving childhood diseases. As much as we gather to celebrate this special day, share our love, our photos, and heartwarming stories of our moms, many moms and kids in our global community live in abysmal conditions.
In our global community, some moms go to bed hungry. Some moms give their children away or watch them die from treatable illnesses. Some moms and their children become casualties of war. Some moms, out of frustration or mental illness, become abusive to their kids. If one mom is unable to fulfill her basic dream of survival for her child, her loss is also ours.
All children deserve love… BringBackOurGirls
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that 200+ girls are missing; they were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. They won’t have a chance to express their love to their Moms until they are found. Please get involved and also send a prayer to their families. May our Thankful prayers and gratitude for our moms, reach beyond our homes, our hearts, and our dreams to fill the desires and prayers of Moms around the world. More Below!
Posted in Global Events, Grace & Gratitude, Positive Advice, Posts & Photos 2014
Tagged bringbackourgirls, family, Happiness, happy mother's day, inspiration, life, mother's day, music, postaday, reflections, Relationships
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity…” Melody Beattie
Inspiration: Dig Deeper For Gratitude…
A month ago, I signed up to join a group of bloggers eager to spend the month of May writing on the subject of gratitude. I was looking forward to it as a way to get back to my love for blogging. In case you haven’t noticed, my blogging has been sporadic at best … and silent for stretches of time. It would be easy to blame good old Writer’s Block but that would be untrue.
I’ve written daily in my silence and written drafts that remain unpublished. The culprit is health and life’s demands. When we are faced with such challenges, everything stops and what truly matters steps forward. For me, family, friends, faith, wellness are far more important than a laundry list of How to Blog… when/why/what. With this has come acceptance. We can’t move forward until we accept what is and make peace with it. How does acceptance play out in your life?
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” Rainer Maria Rilke
Haiku: The First Day Of Spring… cherry blossoms fill the air
A shift in the winds
Cherry blossoms fill the air
The first day of spring
Today is Thursday March 20th, the first, official day of spring! The buds start to peak through; crocuses, forget-me-nots, blossoming cherry trees herald the awakening of a new day. Spring has sprung and we can set aside winter wear, listen to some Mamba and dance in the yard. Soon, we’ll see now vegetation and floral life everywhere. Are you excited? What are your plans?
“Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.” Carl Friedrich Gauss
Haiku: The First Day Of Spring… lighting equinox
The equinox calls
Balancing night with daylight
Our Hearts fluttering
Did you know the equinox brings in spring; created by a balance… So take a moment to inhale the fresh air and enjoy the changing season and weather. I hope you enjoy the haiku shared. How did you celebrate the first day of spring? Happy Spring Haiku to all!
Posted in Love Life, Positive Advice, Posts & Photos 2014
Tagged creativity, first day of spring, Happiness, inspiration, life, love, Musings, postaday, reflections, spring