Every thought which flows from our hearts is interconnected with everyone else as the Divine Spirit animating all creation unites us.
When our thoughts are elevated toward the realms of spirit, they are utilizing our true capacity as souls in this life -- each quality of the soul being as a powerful and brilliant gem. In this spirit i share what comes to my heart.
mother is educated then her children will be well taught. When the mother is
wise, then will the children be led into the path of wisdom. If the mother be
religious she will show her children how they should love God. If the mother is
moral she guides her little ones into the ways of uprightness.
It is clear
therefore that the future generation depends on the mothers of today."
Paris Talks, p. 161
i woke up yesterday not expecting anything special for
Mother's Day.my husband is out of town
and the kids are not inundated with media marketing here in Ghana so they
forget these kinds of things.
all i felt throughout the day was gratitude for our family.we have built a foundation of
love that surpasses all of the temporary tests of life and it made me deeply
happy and thankful..
my heart was focused on bringing joy to the mamas down the
road by baking them a heart-shaped cake to share.i found myself thinking of my Xhosa mama
friends whose lives are full of hardships and i sent them all an sms to wish
them a happy Mother's Day.my heart was
full of thankfulness for my mom, my step-mom, and my dear friends -- all from
whom i have been nurtured and loved, supported and inspired, uplifted and
enriched.to me, it was a day of feeling
interconnected with all mothers in the world and remembering the exalted
station we have in the sight of God.i
called my mom and step-mom, wrote a few friends and reached out to many of my
African sisters..it was a good day.
tonight i received an unexpected surprise from my 12 year old son: a belated Mother's Day card. he decided to make me a card with these words inside because he didn't remember yesterday:
i couldn't be more thankful for my son's reflections
today.what a gift from his soul to
mine.certainly i have many moments of
doubting my words of good counsel, or regretting my tone of voice, and becoming
impatient when the moments become overwhelming.these words are a sign of how the love and grace of God is all-pervasive
in our lives as we continually strive to be better as mothers and fathers.