“Mama was my greatest teacher;
a teacher of compassion,
love and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower,
than my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
– Stevie Wonder
To all the Mothers: please enjoy
If I Were a Bell by the late, great Teena Marie
perhaps written for a different relationship, the beautiful
thoughts transcend to Mother’s Day as well.
“God could not be everywhere
and therefore, he made mothers.”
– Rudyard Kipling
by the late, great Tupac Shakur
(a letter to his mother)
Be unique. Be original.
Be kind. Be giving and be free.
Be inventive. Take flight.
Be the one person, you have always wanted to be.
Be like your Mom or be like your Dad, if that is who you wish to be.
Be strong. Be humble. Be free.
Be the type of person that your kids would want to be.
Be an intellect. Be a clown. Be a daredevil. Be a smile.
Be emotional. Its okay to cry.
Be opinionated, but have an open mind.
Be an eagle and soar through the sky.
Be grounded, but never stop asking why.
Be the music. Be the song. Be the lyrics and be the voice that sings it all.
Be not afraid, to take a fall.
Be a friend, but not a fool.
Be a bridge and be the fire too.
Be stoic. Be proud. Be happy. Be sad.
Be a witness, but not a prophet.
Be committed to see it through.
Be a critic and be supportive too.
Be alive, until your last breath.
Be the past, be the present and be the future, as well.
But more than anything else….. just be yourself.
(thanks Mom, I love you)
On behalf of The Neighborhood
a Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Mothers