mothers day







And Embracing the Goddess Gifts
of Strength and Compassion In All Wome


I was incredibly blessed at birth, receiving a goddess gift of extreme value . . . I was born to a line of strong, generous and compassionate women.

Did you know that the original Mother's Day was not an event celebrating our birth mothers? (And that its founder later said she regretted starting the holiday since it had become so commercial.) The first Mothers Day was actually a Mother's March to stamp out hunger and poverty in the children of Appalachia. Check out this article about the history of Mother's Day.

The 'mother goddess' that I choose to honor this time of year is the Goddess Nut, known as the 'Mother of All Gods (and Goddesses). You can read the retelling of her most ancient myths at Goddess Nut.

Whether or not we’re fortunate to be bound to "our Mothers" by blood ties,  this year let's give thanks for all those women who have been the spiritual mothers in our lives and celebrate the holiday in the style that it was originally intended.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes by and about mothers for you to enjoy:

The phrase "working mother" is redundant.
~ Jane Sellman

Nobody loves me but my mother . . .
and she could be jivin', too. 
~ B.B. King

If it isn't one thing, it's my mother!
~ Connie Douglas

My mother had a great deal of trouble
with me, but I think she enjoyed it. 
 ~Mark Twain

Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
~ a malapropism by former VP, Dan Quayle

And for inspiration and good-humor, my personal favorite, a Mamma's Mantra:

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
~ Mother Teresa

In closing, a reminder to ...

Enjoy this Mother's Day, celebrating the unique gifts
that you and the strong, compassionate, generous women you love
radiate into this world.

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