I think that ALL Moms make a difference. And no matter what our skill level we can always get better at what we do.
Earlier today I was chatting online with a young friend in another country. She was sharing something her Mom had said that had hurt her feelings, but she closed her e-mail by saying “I know how much my Mom loves me so when she says things like that I just smile and stay silent.” Wow.
As far as Mother’s Day goes, I’ve collected a bunch of interesting sites and articles that I’ll share with you this week. Some are serious and some are fun.
First, please go back and read my last post — A Promise to His Mom — about my friend Tom Tuohy, his organization (Dreams for Kids) and their hope to address the needs of homeless kids in this country.
The first is a site that features celebrity mothers who use their status to help others.
The second is a site created by a not-so-famous Mom named Beth. Beth has combined her background in juvenile justice with her status as a student and a Mom to create a really thoughtful, comprehensive site about bullying. She incorporates her thoughts and experience with those of others and has developed a really good list of resources.
Feeling overwhelmed? Like you can’t make a difference? I get there….
“Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, lies the danger that we shall do nothing.” – Adolph Monod (1802-1856) Reformed pastor and theologian.
Visiting any of those sites and adding your voice — in the form of a comment or an e-mail– helps let people know that you think they’re on the right track. Trust me — that support is a small thing that can mean a lot!