A little late, as usual...

I was out of town and didn't post anything for Mother's Day but this story below got me thinking about the most generous people I know and how much I admire them for their sacrifices and just the way they give and share with such ease. Which of course made me think of my mother and all she has given me and how I am trying to now emulate that in my own parenting. That I am not trying to exactly copy everything my mother did but instead make sure that each gift I give and lesson I teach to Loulie is laced in love and sacrifice like those of my mother's.  We all know a mother's purpose never ends so Happy Belated Mother's Day to my mom and all the other mother's I know that inspire me all the time with their "precious stones" of wisdom! I love you!

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation.

The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. "I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious: Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."


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