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Most of us are capable of honesty, grace and beauty of one form or another in our daily life.
However the question is whether we are willing to rise to those occasions where they are needed.
Or is it easier, even safer sometimes, not to and just stay where we are in our comfort zone.
~ Jonathan Carroll
Great white egret, azalea park, winter park, united statesby Ryk Naves
Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.
~ Steve Maraboli
via delta breezes
Flowers whisper ‘Beauty!’ to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall.
~ Dr. SunWolf
via this ivy house
A friend shared these wise and beautiful words on Facebook and I felt moved to share them with you. Thank you to Kathleen Reading Haws.
Mother’s Day can be a time of celebration for some, and not for others. Those who have not had good relationships with their mothers or may have experienced abuse through this relationship may have less than loving feelings about motherhood. Also, for those who have not birthed a child or had a child in their lives may not feel a part of this day. However, I would have you consider that being a mother is much more than giving birth.
If you have ever:
Shown love to a child, you’ve mothered.
Cared for and nurtured an animal, you’ve mothered.
Shown compassion to another, you’ve mothered.
Made your home a safe haven for another, you’ve mothered.
Given of yourself even when it has been difficult, you’ve mothered.
Listened without judgment, you’ve mothered.
Lovingly grown a garden, you’ve mothered.
Seen the good in another even when they don’t see it themselves, you’ve mothered.
Felt the beauty in living things, you’ve mothered.
Dedicated your life to teaching others, you’ve mothered.
Assisted someone in birthing or in the last stages of dying, you’ve mothered.
Shared a heartfelt feeling or intuition with another, you’ve mothered.
Loved another unconditionally, you’ve mothered.
Mothering is one of the strongest threads in the tapestry of life on our planet. Here’s to mothering – whatever that looks like, and for whom.
Many blessings to each of you on this Mother’s Day.
If you’re listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly.
In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever more wonders.
~ Andrew Harvey