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What is the Best Way for Moms To Celebrate Mothers Day?
Submitted By Nancy
My wish for all moms this day is that we wake up and take a few minutes to think about how important is our personal contribution in making a better world for our children’s future. I don’t believe enough mothers feel that their thoughts and actions make a significant difference to the big picture of peace and prosperity for all. But they do! It’s the same concept of throwing a tiny pebble into a still lake. The ripples continue on and on. Never doubt that any act of love, service and kindness reaches around the globe.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” That takes looking inside ourselves and asking hard questions like, are we using our talents enough to make a difference? Only we know the answer but a good way to judge is how peaceful we feel in our hearts. If we feel hopeless, bored, angry or frustrated about where we are in our lives, that means we probably need to utilize our talents more to fulfill our purpose. For some of us, the talent we need to utilize is the one that requires asking for help.
Susan Silberstein, the executive director Center for Advancement in Cancer Education’s (CACE) WWW.BEATCANCER.ORG, used her talents to ask for my help. This organization shows survivors how to prevent cancer from returning as well as teaches kids, teens and adults how to prevent cancer through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Statistics now show that 1 in 2 children in the U.S run the risk of getting cancer in their lives. This statistic doesn’t bring any of us peace so I am committed to making health a priority in the future on Moms on the Move and helping you be more informed, more insistent with your children as to what they eat and how they spend their time, and encourage you to be as supportive as you can with other moms.
Last Saturday, CACE celebrated 30 years of helping 30,000 cancer patients at no charge! At Saturday’s event, the First Lady of Pennsylvania, Judge Midge Rendell presented me with the CACE Visionary Award and in her speech, made this quote that I now pass along to you with the hope you will commit it to your heart.
“May your imagination catch fire with the spark of your knowledge – may your passion for truth keep you free and unafraid. May the voice you have discovered grow even stronger with each passing year, giving hope to those who hear you, advocating for the future of all women. May you know that your vision is the reward for risk, for trust, for openness to explore, grow and learn each day. May you journey on a path that is illuminated by the light of your passions for all the days of your life.”
Hope you feel loved and appreciated on Mothers Day and everyday!
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