A Wish for Mother’s Day
My wish for Mother’s Day is that every Mom have an empathetic confidant who lends a listening ear. The sense of shared understanding and ability to be cared for and loved no matter what can help us all rise like a phoenix out of the ashes, better than ever. On the part of the listener, it requires self-discipline, suspending judgment and entering into another’s pain. On the part of the sharer, it requires courage to allow that kind of vulnerability. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive,” writes Brene Brown in Daring Greatly.
I want to pay special tribute to my Mom who has always been my confidant. She teaches me that I can change the patterns of the past and make better choices with empathy and love as my guide. She has shown me a million small ways to practice empathy. These photos depict just a few. Thank you, Mom, for the daily support you offer me. I treasure you in my life more than words can express!
Happy Mother’s Day All!