"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children." – Khalil Gibran
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms who are reading this right now. This is the day each year we honor what I believe is such a sacred nurturing being within women. Whether you are a mom, have a mom (which each of us got to have in one way or another), or mother many through your leadership as a woman…my deepest respect and love goes out to you today.
It has been 10 years to this very day that I last got to spend the day with my mom on Mother’s Day. She left for her eternal life just a few short weeks later. For all those of you who have the angel of your mom flying over you my heart is especially with you today as well.
One thing we do really well as women, especially as moms is how we cry. My emotional being changed so much once I became a mother. Tears of joy when I first laid eyes on Travis and Bailey, then so many more tears along the way for their joys and sorrows. In fact, as I write this just thinking about it makes me cry.
But don’t get me wrong or think this is a downer letter because crying means we are feeling something deeply and feeling something is better than feeling nothing. Have you ever gone from tears to laughter in a flash because you were so filled with emotions? It’s a beautiful thing.
I will share more on this topic on today’s podcast (link above), including something that recently gave me an extra big cry! For now, my friend, I just ask that you give a mom a hug (especially if that’s you!) and honor the feelings and emotions that is involved in having one of the deepest loves on the planet. And don’t forget the mom’s of our four legged friends - that counts too!
If you haven’t had a good cry in a while ask yourself what you are bottling up inside. In addition to today’s quote above from Khalil Gibran, I love the words of the great author Paulo Coelho that also come to mind as a reminder that gals and guys can cry. Paulo said, “I cry very easily, it can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset – tears are words waiting to be written.”
What are you waiting to write about?
Remember crying doesn’t mean you are a wimp. When a mom (human or animal) has someone messing with her babies she can be the fiercest of all! In fact, as I was just now finishing up this letter I watched a Mama Robin bird actually pin down a squirrel on the ground who was messing with her nest. Go Moms!
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