Mothers come in all sizes and descriptions it's true, But
please know we're thankful for each one of you. Some
have many children, some have only one, But each
mother gave life to a daughter or son. You may feel
neglected and you may be, it's true, But at least for
today we want to thank you.
You not only gave birth but you guided and led,
And you saw that your children were clothed and were
fed. You taught us each night to kneel down and pray,
And things that you told us we remember today. You
may not always be "with it" or dressed all in style,
But my, you are lovely when at us you smile. Some of
you mothers are grandmothers too, So your days for
teaching children are certainly not through. Grandchildren
love grandmothers and need them you see, To love them
and teach them and their friend to be.
Thank God you're a mother and enjoy today, And know
that we mean all the good things we say.
We love you and need you every day of the year, And we're
glad to express it when Mother's Day is here.
We tell God we're thankful for each one of you, But so often
we're neglectful and forget to tell you. So as children or
grandchildren or as husbands too, We say and we mean,
"MOTHERS, WE LOVE YOU."
Through me let there be kind words, a warm smile, and a caring heart.
Through me let there be a willingness to listen and a readiness to understand.
Through me let there be dependability, steadfastness, trust and loyalty.
Through me let there be compassion, forgiveness, mercy and love.
Through me let there be every quality I find, O Lord, in Thee.
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. The cups are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”
God brews the coffee, not the cups……… Enjoy your coffee!
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.” Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly and bloom where you are planted! Leave the rest to God.
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