One “Mother” Can Be….. Amazing!
How special that Mother’s Day falls on May 12th this year – the same date as Mary Kay Ash’s birthday. Looking back on all of the many lives that Mary Kay touched, it is clear that, beyond her three children, one can also see that Mary Kay was a “mother” to many others. So, as a tribute to the life and accomplishments of Mary Kay Ash, and in celebration of ALL of the women who take time to love, teach, nurture and inspire, I offer the following:
Tribute to Mothers
They have strengths that amaze men. They carry children, they carry hardships, and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They love intensely.
They fight for what they believe in. They stand up for injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without new shoes so their children can have them. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love tenderly.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their loved ones get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a new marriage. They are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. They love unabashedly.
Mothers come in all sizes, in all colors and shapes. They may tell you what you don’t want to hear, but they’ll always be in your corner. Mothers have a lot to say and a lot to give. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or email you to show how much they care about you. They cherish a kindergarten art project as much as an expensive gift.
The heart of a mother is what makes the world spin! They bring joy and hope. They give compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. They love unconditionally. To all of the mothers, mothers-to-be and those who have a mothering heart, and all of you who love intensely, tenderly, unabashedly and unconditionally, I salute you.
Happy Mother’s Day!
All my best,
Today's blog post is from Mary Kay's Chief Marketing Officer and mother of two great sons, Sheryl Adkins-Green.
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