Sunday, February 12, 2012

Starting the year right...with a series on "Gratitude" Part 2

In January, I decided that I'd start a series on this blog on Gratitude....gratitude to all the people in my life who helped me shape the reader and writer that I'm. There is not just one person but a series of people in my life who left a print, a mark of some kind in me who turned the Stella I'm into a reader, writer, learner, and wonderer.

Today I'd like to talk about this wonderful person in my life: Mom. When I think of her, here's what comes to mind, my own wordle of thoughts:

forgiving
listener
observer
learner
patience
perseverance
unconditional love
giver
wonderer
kindness

From mom I've learned an invaluable lesson: you're never too old to learn, to pursuit your dreams, to patiently wait for the right moment, the right time. She's like my Winnie-The Pooh book of wisdom. So much innocence hides behind that person, so much love to contain her world inside.
Mom, I could have all the money in the world, travel to so many peoples, meet so many people but none of it would matter if I don't forgive, listen, observe, learn, show patience, perseverance, love, kindness and have a mind that never stops wonder. You showed me those things mom and because of it, today I...
wonder...
listen...
perserve
observe
and I am a learner.

Yet I can only hope to be, one day, at least half the woman you are mom.

Stella

2 comments:

Julie said...

Dear Stella,
What a beautiful tribute to your mom! It's important to remember those who helped shape us into who we are today.

Cathy said...

Stella,
I have so enjoyed the stories (and lessons) from your family. A beautiful tribute...

Cathy