Have you ever chased the Ice Cream Truck? I remember running through the house, screaming to my Mama, chasing the truck down the street and being so excited about getting ice cream from the Ice Cream Person! I would be full of laughter and anticipation of my wondrous treat. It just was not the same as going to the store for this special treat. This wonderful memory was made fresh when I saw – and actually ran after – an Ice Cream Truck at a friends house. And the truck was my favorite color too – purple! I was happy to bring back that feeling of joy. It reminded me how serious we take life as we grow into adulthood.
I challenge each and every one of you to think back to a wonderful memory and get happy! It is a choice. I was recently at the grocery store and it was busy. I noticed the people around me were not even smiling. I could feel they were really uptight. I put a smile on my face, took a deep breath and began thinking about Tai Chi in the park and I began to feel really happy. So, choose your thoughts and be happy!
When I was a little girl Mama was full of joy and very energetic. I remember feeling as though life was a dream. As I began to mature I still saw Mama with that same joy. As I began to create my own life my actions and behaviors weren’t always accepted by Mom, but there was always Mama’s love.
We all look for our Mother’s acceptance. The love is always a constant, but sometimes the approval isn’t there. In my relationship with Mom I knew I was loved. But our relationship at times grew strained. I used to think, “If you’re not able to approve of my life we probably won’t be close.”
Then, through self acceptance and creating boundaries, I was able to open up to my Mama. By communicating with love we began to look at our relationship as two adults instead of Mother and child, and now we respect and honor each other. Our love has grown and deepened over the years.
Our depth of love was born from acceptance and communicating in a loving way. My Mama is so amazing! During this process she changed too! Mama became completely accepting of who I am! Happy Mother’s Day Mama – I love you!
We are all Mothers to all children around the world!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL!