In honour of mother’s day this weekend, here are five lovely and emotional quotes and five light hearted quotes (one is not a quote, but an awesome image…bear with me) for the mom(s) in your life. If you’re a mom, celebrate! And, take a minute to smile at the privilege and joy to have children, sigh at the chaos and laugh at the little (or big) people who made you a mother.
I realize I’ve posted 10 things for my Friday Five. Moms are worth it.
Five pretty, inspiring and sentimental quotes:
But motherhood isn’t always pretty, inspiring or sentimental…four amusing quotes and one kick-ass image:
There’s no quote here, but what a great image! I picked this one because I love Wonder Woman, I have a five year old boy and a baby girl…and on most days, I feel I deserve to wear a cape because of all the shit I do. (courtesy danitoons.deviantart.com) Give her long, curly, black hair and this is literally, my life.
Have a great weekend and celebrate your mom, yourself as a mom, and all the women in your life who are mother-like.
It is said that we have complete control and power over our lives if we simply tap into the power of our thoughts. Our thoughts shape our reality. While I find some of the “new-agey” rhetoric a little tough to swallow, I do believe that being positive, optimistic and grateful go a long way in helping to lighten a load that might otherwise feel crushing. Every experience is made more brilliant and meaningful if we choose to see it as such. Each moment we spend contemplating negative thoughts is a moment of happiness we rob ourselves. We have one life and are constantly reminded to live it fully…well, we can. Just think positively.
Hope you have a great Wednesday!
It’s spring – so the calendar says. Yet, it’s freezing out. My child is still in snow pants and every one I know is tired of the cold, the snow, indoor living…
This week’s quotes are all about Resilience. Because we will get through this interminable cold. We will. We will survive the winter and all of the challenges it has carried…weather-related and otherwise…
Resilience is about growth and learning. We become resilient by witnessing our strength through struggle. And, yes, this is more than just about surviving the weather. Happy Wednesday everyone!
Aging. Yuck! Yet, not so yuck.
It was my birthday last week and as I near the big 4-0 I realize that I look pretty damn good for my age. Even better, I feel amazing. I am comfortable in my freckly, sunspotty skin, with my some days curly/some days frizzy/some days stright hair and my softer post-pregnancy curves. Life is beautiful and aging is too.
Enjoy today’s quotables. I hope you find inspiration in your own aging.
We live in a youth-obsessed culture. We must fight that obsession by being our best and loving ourselves at every age. My goal is to be a little old lady wearing a great pair of shoes who can look back at her life and smile.
Today’s five favourite things are in honour of a great man, Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013). He changed the course of history. He challenged and changed humanity for the better. Mandela lived an admirable life and that is what we must all take from him and learn from him. Integrity. Principles. And, such love for humankind.
This is a collection of five (actually, seven – I couldn’t cut 2 out) favourite quotes by Nelson Mandela. I’m sure you can add many, many more.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (brainy quote)
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. (brainy quote)
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. (Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela)
It always seems impossible until it’s done. (Quartz – qz.com)
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. (Quartz – qz.com)
It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die. (International AIDS conference, 2000)
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison. (Goodreads)
Rest in peace Nelson Mandela. You deserve your sleep. Thank you for your legacy. May we live up to what you believed we can do.