Monday, September 20, 2010

A mother's protective instinct...

I was going to write about birds this morning. I had a bird chirping at me, getting my attention. Then I read a status of someone on my Facebook page. She'd shared that her son was ill, someone commented something to the effect of "how could she let that happen", and she went OFF on him! I applaud her for that, and told her so. There is very little that can hold a candle to the might of a mother's instinct to protect and care for her children. I was told by my mother-in-law, after expressing how much I looooooved her son, that I wouldn't truly know what love was until I had a child. Three years later, I gave birth to my first child and found that she was absolutely correct! As soon as a child is born, that child that has either grown from our own womb or that child that one was blessed enough to have found her, and that she adopts, we change. A deep love manifests and courses through our veins, mind & body & soul, we LOVE this child and want nothing more than to see it thrive happily and live healthy. We will fiercely protect that child, even if it is not in our nature to be aggressive. We would run into a burning building, jump in front of a car, dive into an ocean, anything it would take (even if it risks our own lives) to ensure that child is safe and well. I am not naturally aggressive or argumentative. That changes when it comes to my children. I advocate for them, I stand up for them and I make them feel protected. To say to any mother, even in a casual or joking manner, that she allowed some harm, even in the smallest degree, will activate a ferocious maternal protective instinct. Keep in mind this is not only a human trait. Many species in the animal kingdom share these instincts. Motherhood is the most challenging and most rewarding job (gift) a woman will ever undertake. Speaking for myself, it's is the most precious gift I have ever received. Thank you God!


Monday, September 6, 2010

It was there all along~

I knew I wanted to open my mind to writing something today. For me, that means waiting. It's kind of like knowing someone is going to call, but they didn't tell you exactly what time. I didn't have to wait very long and it was while I was doing the morning dishes. I have three children so every morning there are usually three cups, three bowls/plates and three utensils to wash from breakfast. (I like the #3, btw.) This morning, there was a fourth cup. These particular cups came in a set of four, but I usually only see 3, as I said. {I'm guessing hubby drank something before PT.} Anyway, as I washed them, I said to myself, "Where'd this fourth cup come from?" Then I answered myself, "It was there all along, I just never used it." {And yes, I do converse with myself in this way regularly. P.S. I wasn't speaking aloud.} So this got me thinking.

We all posess skills, talents, gifts, traits, etc., that are within us that we do not use or tap into. When one lacks confidence, it is not because they truly lack it in the sense of absence, they just have not made the choice to exercise it, for example. We are all masses of energy, wonder and unlimited potential! How energized we become, how wonderous we turn out and how much of our potential we reach is in OUR hands. The Creator (whichever name you choose, for me it's God) did not put a cap on our potential. What a gift! Just to know that if I want something, if I dream of something (as I often do), I DO have the power to make it reality because the tools to the pathways of success are built right into me! I tell my children all the time, usually when they are being unruly and tell me they can't stop misbehaving, that we, as human beings were given great power. We can control our minds and bodies. We COULD have been created as robots, but instead we were given emotions and free will, and it is that which allows us to decide for ourselves how we will behave/act. It is a great responsibility, but also a powerful gift. {They like that part.}

So today I challenge you to tap into your own ability and power. For the things that you desire, want to achieve, look within yourself to find the pathway. Reflect inwardly on all those things that have been there all along. They await your beckon.