Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
I was having a little trouble coming up with something to write about for this section. I was temporarily blocked.
Then, because I missed the mail carrier, I had to take my mother-in-law, Millie's, Mother's Day card to the post office. As I drove, I thought about Millie. Then, of course, my mind went to my own mother, whom I lost in 1979, and, as usual I was swept with a familiar sadness that appears during these special days.
But at the same time, I realized what I needed to write about. DUH! It's Mother's Day!
So, for all you who still have your mother—let her know you love her.
For all of you who don't still have your mother—honor her by taking some time to remember her.
I'm sure there are a few of you who don't actually like your mom, or there may be some hard feelings for whatever reason.
But the fact is, without our moms, none of us would be here. They gave us life.
No language can express the power,
and beauty, and heroism,
and majesty of a mother's love.
It shrinks not where man cowers,
and grows stronger where man faints,
and over wastes of worldly fortunes
sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity
like a star.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Honoré de Balzac
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery.
The mother is queen of that realm
and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests.
A mother is the truest friend we have,
when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us;
when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us;
when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us,
and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels
to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts.
Grown don't mean nothing to a mother.
A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown?
What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing.
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Reader Review of the
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, March 5, 2012
This review is from Nobody's Perfect (Kindle Edition)
"It was so refreshing to
read a novel with a plus sized heroine who was not (1) obsessed with
losing weight (2) constantly berating herself or (3) had terribly low self
esteem! I absolutely loved Nella! I loved that she knew how to "Work what
she has" -- that despite what others thought she knew she was fly! I also
like that Pat showed that other men were attracted to her as well. Once I
started reading I could not stop until I finished at 3am. You know what; I
don't have a single regret while sleepy at work Great job Pat!"
a Feb. 11, 2009 Conversation with Pat Ballard
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