"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." ~Sophia Loren
As we quickly approach Mothers Day, I would like to wish all of my friends and family members who are mothers a Happy Mothers Day! Below I share a note from when my children were much younger, about some of the things I wanted them to embrace about life. Would you share your motherly thoughts inspired by your children? Bless us with your passion, inspiration, and diversity!
~Pouring my life out in worship, like Costly Oil~
Children, learn this:
Life is much too short, and filled with an abundance of great, awesome, rewarding, wonderful, colorful, and temporary things.
Great because God has given us each a passion. When you find and engulf yourself in the passion God gave you, greatness emerges -- no matter how insignificant the endeavor. Helping an injured chick becomes greatness.
Awesome because there are things on earth created by God that will take your breath away --- focus on finding some of that awesomeness.
Rewarding because after you do the right thing, even when it hurts, God never forgets. Remember you always reap what you sow. DO GOOD.
Wonderful because you will find that there are people in this life who love and live life fully and sincerely, asking for nothing in return. They inspire us to be like them.
Colorful because of life's diversity. We all add something different to the world. And when you put it all together life becomes a festival of emotions, sounds, talents, sights, perspectives, culture, values, sorrows, struggles, and experiences. Herein lies acceptance.
And temporary because life is a cycle of change.
Live life embracing the great, awesome, rewarding, wonderful, and colorful things in life, while realizing that at any moment they could change.
Quickly overlook the petty faults and mistakes of others, realizing how truly short life is.
A Note to My Children dated Tuesday, March 11, 2003, by Dawn L. Bedingfield