Friday, February 19, 2010
I have concluded, for the moment anyway, that motherhood is an epic feat of giving endlessly and even that which a mother needs for herself she must ask and beg herself for it before she will allow herself to have it. Though, once she begins to give to herself she becomes a better mother, for she is now more capable of giving to her children that which they need, before they ask, and she is able to do it from a place of love and compassion.
On Respect: A mother must have respect and confidence for herself. If she does not she will not teach her children to respect her. If a child does not learn respect for his mother he will likely have little respect for others in his life. Respect and being grateful are hand in hand.
A mothers most powerful weapon are her fingers when in tickle mode.