This picture is from my first Mother’s Day Tea. It was awesome. I love this picture and think I will cherish it forever. The thing is I look kind of stupid (at least I feel like I do.) It’s not my best or my prettiest, but the smile on Vincent the way he told me he loved me when he handed me the cutest mug that he’d made with his sweet little hands, the way he ran his hands through my hair and touched my flower crown he made me, that is what it’s about- this picture.
So, maybe you’re not just like me. Filled with fear and insecurities at time and then in the next moment full of yourself and a little too sure. Maybe you’ve figured it all out already. Maybe. But I’m going to guess maybe not. And that’s okay. I have a sneaky suspicion that if we were all a little more honest, a little more real, that we’d find out sooner than you think that it’s not all about us sometimes it cannot be- it has to be about the others.
There are a lot of people in this world. A LOT of people. And yes that is an exact count. And sometimes we’ve got to remember that it’s not all about us. I’m going to be honest and say that sometimes this is hard for me – (laugh those of you who know me well…it’s okay.) But other times it’s a major release. When I remember it a major pressure is gone, because in the end while all I have to do is just be myself and live a life that is kind and loving to others, knowing it’s not all about me lets me sigh a breath of relief.
So this Mother’s Day whether you’re a Mother or not. Remember that it is our children who’ve given us this opportunity and the days where we want to shrink and play small or not put on that flowered crown because it doesn’t make us look good, remember it’s not just about us. Oh and maybe even better than that- our kids they love us. So let them see us loving ourselves. It’s good for them.