Happy Mother's Day

shilty(6)May 7, 2011

Today I want to share a bit of my own mother with my friends here. She was forever copying things she found meaningful and keeping them in her favorite book - a cook book.

When she died, my sister sent me a framed photocopy of one of the things she had found meaningful and kept:

JUST A MOMENT

By Martin Cecil

Any moment of hating

any moment of lying,

any moment of resentment is a

moment of dying.

Any moment of loving,

any moment of giving,

any moment of thankfulness, is a

moment of living.

All our moments add together

like the digits in a sum

and the answer tells us plainly

whether life or death will come.

She lived loving, and giving, and thankful, and is remembered by all for it.

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Thanks for sharing KJ. Steve in Stevens County.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 11:52AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Should hve read "Thanks for sharing Shilty", Steve in Stevens County.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 11:59AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Should hve read "Thanks for sharing Shilty", Steve in Stevens County.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 12:00PM
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anneliese_32(6)

We all should follow the advice. Thanks for sharing this and the woman your mother was with us.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 1:28PM
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mawheel

Shilty, what a lovely tribute to your mother.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms on the GP and everywhere else, too!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 2:03PM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

Your mom sounds like she was a mighty special lady, Shilty.
Thank you very much for sharing part of what made her so unforgettable, with us.
What a sweet way to ring in Mother's Day....

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 11:00PM
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west_gardener

Thanks for the happy mother's day greeting, shilty. That was a nice tribute to your mother.
We had our combination of dh birthday and mother's day celebration today. We've celebrated in the same place for many years. It's a continuing family tradition.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 11:14PM
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