Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day isn't just for Mothers

Mother's Day is here. For many of us that means spending countless hours in the kitchen preparing for the family gathering. Others are preparing the long trek to a family reunion, and yet others are home alone, their children long gone or far away in different cities, states, even countries :-)

My gift to you is that we each spend several moments in reverie thinking back to those wonderful days when our children joined our family as a blessing. Gentlemen & Fathers, this exercize is for you too :-)

For many of us, the day also affords us the opportunity to celebrate the lives and journey of our ""surrogate children, grandchildren, mothers, aunts and special friends who have gifted us with their special love and affection!

Close your eyes and conjure up an image of your beautiful infant in your arms, feel the tender, soft as rose petals skin, and experience a whiff of that delicious "scent of "baby" that seems to naturally leave once our children started to walk :-) I have a mental image of my newborn sleeping on the stomach of my (then) husband, who had a look of wonder and joy on his face. It is one of the only memories I have where he was in repose, serene, and not playing "macho man". It is a delicous memory and one that I cherish!

Here is a secret we should all cherish.

Whatever your circumstance today, we, as Mothers (and Fathers) know that each and every memory of our children is embedded in our minds, body and soul, and nobody can take them from us. These memories LIVE in us, and all we need to do to bring them into our present is to spend a moment in reverie and conjure them up!

This Mother's Day, give YOURSELF the gift of love. Pour yourself a cuppa tea or coffee. Enjoy the aroma, contemplate and admire a lovely flower, listen to your favorite melody and take a few moments for yourself. In this spiritual repose, reach into yourself and your memory banks and treat yourself to luscious memories.

Remember your child's' first cooing and gurgles, words, steps, bicycle ride, disappointment, success, first love, graduation, date, marriage? Remember that Soccer Game? The Softball or Basekt Ball game? Life is about GIVING and we have journeyed on a path ripe with joy, laughter, sadness and love.

Happy Mother's Day! Celebrate the loving memories with that someone special in your life by getting in touch with them and letting them know that you are thinking about them and that you care about them :-)

To all my friends who are Mothers, and Fathers raising their children & nurturing them too, congratulations on a job well done. You have poured your love, values, ethics and knowledge into your children. You have opened your heart, and then opened the door knowing that each of your children must walk through it and continue on their own path, knowing that you have encouraged them with love and faith, that all you have instilled in them will serve to make them a stellar and compassionate being, just like you!

Happy Mothers Day to everyone, and especially to those who have cared enough to embrace me and wrap me in love throughout the journey of my life! I have truly been blessed. Thank you to my son Paul, who has given me years of memories that live on in my mind, heart and soul. Your twinkling eyes, sharp wit and all those "belly laughs" live in my minds eye and ears, and ocassionally sneak out to make me chuckle and realize what a blessing and gift raising a child really is.

May your day be a treasure bringing Increase and Plenty to your door.

Practicing Abundance, Prosperity & Kindness EVERY DAY,

RandiSusan Mallory
Compassionate Marketing
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