Thanks for asking Leeza.
This year, I thought about my Mother and reflected on her dreams and her talents. She is 75 and very busy with volunteering almost full-time with the Cancer Centre, and keeps a beautiful home near-by.
I gave her my typical annual gift, a daisy plant in full bloom, which she expects and enjoys. However, this year l also gave her several beat-up wooden boxes and a vintage "anne-of-green-gables" dresser l had picked up at an auction sale a few years ago.
Some people would have viewed these rough old items as junk, but my Mother has the ability to transform these into sparkling antique treasures. Then she finds great satisfaction when she finds just the right home for them.
The third gift l had for her was an opportunity, for she had shared her dream of selling her creations, and I had just happened across a lovely young woman who was starting an antique shop and tea room. So we talked about starting the business and then my Mother exclaimed "oh Gosh!". I thought she had spilt something, and said what's wrong, and she said, "I am just so excited!".
As I left her home I reflected in gratitude for the greatest gift of all, in that l was reminded of her talents and gifts, the warmth of her heart and the good intent of what she does, and that we were both on a path of positive intent.
This Mother's day, I was reminded that being a parent had to be one of the most rewarding, but also the most difficult of jobs in the world, and regardless of the mistakes that are and were made, that all parents abide by one universal truth, they do the best they can with the tools that they have recieved.
This year is just another year of celebrating Mother's Day, but this year l was truly inspired by the woman my mother is today, this as an amazing creative person and l am so grateful.
Thanks for the opportunity to share this.