HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ANYONE WHO HAS PLANTED A SEED OF KINDNESS
In my life, Mother’s Day has always been a day to recognize those who have demonstrated the essence of love by their kindness. I acknowledge the special bond between my natural mother and me, also recognizing that whether in human life or in nature, a mother is a nurturer of seeds that struggle to survive. Since we all need a little watering or soil tending as we develop into our best selves, my thanks to all who have helped me along the way.
Five decades ago, a small band of friends in the San Francisco Bay area, who called themselves “Les Girls,” decided to celebrate their mothers, aunts, cousins and sometimes neighbors at a fancy restaurant for Sunday Brunch on Mother’s day. The gathering continues allowing them to embrace the broadest meaning of being a mother.
In the future, as an act of kindness, think about expanding your circle of Moms on Mother’s Day. Kindness, unlike passionate love, requires little in return. Most often kindness is a deed done for the satisfaction of demonstrating one’s humanist nature which is the very essence of being a mother.
So on this Mother’s Day, be thoughtful of whomever you call mother, show respect for her love, but remember all those who have been kind to you. Rejoice in your good fortune to have a circle of mothers.