Moms Shape Lives

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A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love. ~Author Unknown

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms everywhere.

Giving birth to children is not a requirement for motherhood. So, today we also need to include and celebrate those women who have taken responsibility to nuture the younger generation through unconventional mother/child relationships, such as through mentoring, foster parenting, guardianships, adoption or in teaching situations. For they, too, have influenced and made better the lives of  children of all ages.

Today, in honor of my mother I share this multi-media message which makes me smile because I think it reflects her attitudes toward life.

MOthers Day 2015 Signed

Mom, I hope you like this blog I created for you. I am truly grateful for your enduring influences in my life.

Wish I could share this day with you in person. But since I can’t, I’d like to share a little woman-to-woman wisdom with you ~~~~

woman to woman wisdom

Happy Mother’s Day! Love,  Your daughter Sue

Cheers! Moving Forward

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“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn

Ring in a New Year tomorrow! Acknowledge and forgive the past, accept and bless the new.

Did you ever consider the two things that we can not change are our genetic predispositions and our family lineage?  But, we do not need to be limited by either. Although we may not be able to do anything about the fact that we are related to eccentric Aunt Mabel or the way we are engineered to age, our attitudes toward both can be altered. We can limit our exposure to Aunt Mabel if her attitudes or lifestyle rub us the wrong way or we can make resolutions and act on changing our habits, so that our bodies can better cope with the hand we were dealt genetically. That’s good news.

Taking responsibility for our choices is the first step toward changing what we do not like in our lives. The first of every year is the best time to do some personal house cleaning of our environments – physically, emotionally, environmentally and in our relationships. A New Year provides us with the opportunity to get rid of the things that have gotten us stuck. Start anew.

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Looking inward, fully committing to the thought that the past need not determine our present and future, is a start to personal change. To read an article by Behnam Bakhshandeh, the author of this book, please follow this link.

Kudos to you on this New Years Eve, if you have decided that 2013 will be the year you are going to eliminate, from your life, what has been holding you back from moving ahead in a positive direction.

Happy New You! Happy New Year! Cheers!


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