Thursday, May 09, 2013

Mother's Day

What Moms Want for Mother’s Day
Good morning Daybreak Rotarians.  How many guys remember that “Mother’s Day” is this Sunday?  Okay, put a reminder on your smart phone right now!  Well, some moms choose to be proactive and they tell their kids what they want for mother's day.  Here is a letter that my mom sent to me. 

Dear Children:

Mother’s Day is coming and I thought I should tell you what I want. This way there’s no guilty panic or last minute purchasing of flowers at the closest gas station. So, this is what I want, this year and every year after; it’s pretty simple really.

·       I want you to be a decent human being.
·       I want you to work hard at everything you do, because life is too short not to give it everything you’ve got.
·       I want you to ask for help when you need it.
·       I want you to help others when they need it.
·       I want you to learn how to cook, do your own laundry, pay your bills and know how to clean a bathroom.
·       When you screw up, and you will, more than once, I want you to own it, because it’s the screw-ups that make you a better person.
·       I want you to know that even when we hate each other, I will never stop loving you.
·       I want you to play nicely with others.
·       I want you to find a way to do what you love, and realize that that might look different than you originally thought.
·       I want you to sometimes be more interested in someone else than in yourself.
·       I want you to know that you are flawed and you are extraordinary. There is no one else like you.
·       I want you to realize how lucky you are every once in awhile even if only for an instant.
·       I want you to know love, even if it means getting hurt.
·       I want you to know life can be brutally hard sometimes.
·       I want you to know that you can choose happiness even when the dark side offers you cookies.
·       I want you to know that having faith in God will keep you grounded and humble as you go through the ups and downs in life.

And I wouldn’t mind breakfast in bed.  See, it is simple.

Love… Mom

And that my friends is the bottom of our news as we remember our Moms on this Friday, May 10th, 2013.  ###