If you wish to honor me or perhaps another
mother in your life,
I need you to remember to do something for me.
No, not for me, for yourself.
And for your children.
And for their children.
You must promote peace in your every action.
You must find ways to be right in your relationship
with your Mother Earth and all her children.
Dive into life.
Be passionate about your work.
And let your work be for the good of all.
If you chose a path with a heart, a meaningful
path, not necessarily easy,
but meaningful, you will be joyous.
Good and bad, up and down, I believe in you.
From the flame that lights my soul, I believe in you.
Excerpt from “Mother’s Day Proclamation”
Rebecca Plude, 2006