Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie, Author of self-help books on codependent relationships.
Mother’s Day can be difficult for many women, not just those of us who have lost our mothers, but women who are estranged from their mothers, have no children but wish they did, those who have lost a child, or those who are away from their family.
For me, gratitude helps me cope. I’m grateful for the friendly smile, brown eyes and sunny personality I got from my mom, I’m grateful for my three wonderful children and three step kids, eight grands, 11 step grands, and 2-1/2 step greats. What a bountiful life I have! And even though it’s a day for mothers, I am especially grateful for my dad who partnered with me to create a joyful childhood and beyond.
For those who started moaning in misery last week about the approach of Mother’s Day, I’m sad. After all, it is just one day.
Affirmation: I’m grateful.
Coaching questions: What helps you feel grateful on a difficult day? What difference can you make in someone else’s day today?