“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~John Lennon (submitted by Georgia Gipson, MI)
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. As I shared in the “special edition” Love Letter earlier this month, I woke up one morning with a strong desire to gather up some personal examples of words of wisdom, treasured moments, tips to new mothers, etc. from our readers. Each submission brought a smile to my heart. Several brought tears to my eyes. I am honored by each and every submission. Especially, the one that I received from Ramona. She is Kim’s mom and it felt really special to hear her story. In reading what she wrote, (which is shared below) I now feel like I know her even better and at a deeper level.
What do you know about your mother? Her mother? We each see the world through our own filters. Everyone sees a situation differently based on their knowledge, awareness, and beliefs, etc. When we take the time to really connect with a special woman in our life and begin to ask questions, we learn. This works with lots of other people, too. I know that for myself, I made up stories that were not true. By wanting to be in connection and experience a loving relationship, I courageously asked some questions. Some of the answers really amazed me. And as I’ve already shared, gave me compassion where I previously had anger. THAT is transformative.
In celebration of those that bring us into this world, enjoy Ramona’s story below. Enjoy!
Mothers are miracle makers. We love you!
With love, joy, and appreciation,
Sandra – The Happy Goddess