Saturday, May 10, 2014

Nurturing Mother-to-Mother

Last week the lovely people over at Power of Moms featured another one of my essays, titled, "Nurturing Mother-to-Mother." You can read it by clicking HERE.
This was one of my favorite essays to write because it's something I truly feel passionate about. I think that one of the most important things we can do as mothers is to lift each other up and support one another. There is already so much judgement and self-righteousness in this world, we need more mothers who smile and lend a hand, rather than say, "I told you so." 
One of my favorite all time General Conference talks is called "The Moral Force of Women," which you can read by clicking that hyper-link. It's such an inspirational talk focusing on the unique goodness and powerful influence that women have on the world. 
He says,
"Women bring with them into the world a certain virtue, a divine gift that makes them adept at instilling such qualities as faith, courage, empathy, and refinement in relationships and in cultures."

We as women have the power and influence to create a culture of love, confidence, wholesomeness, and acceptance around us. We can choose each day to make the world a better place by sharing this divine gift with others. 
In his talk Elder Chistopherson also quotes Former Young Women general president Margaret D. Nadauld, when she taught: 
“The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”

I love these thoughts and hope I can always continue to implement them in my life.
I just wanted to share some more on this subject, since it has been weighing heavily on my mind. Also, with Mother's Day being tomorrow, I was hoping to inspire myself to wish every Mother I know a Happy Mother's Day, and let her know how wonderful she is.

YOU are wonderful! Happy Mother's Day!

Here is the link again for my essay:
Please share this link with the moms you know and help us champion the cause of deliberate motherhood!

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