You better believe me
This is very true.
If you don't believe me,
ask my daughters about
my son Kyle.
Prouder than the biggest lioness
Everyday he inspires me
by setting the example on
how to be the better person
or the best version of yourself.
As a mother, it goes back to that
9 month relationship with that
baby in your womb.
Falling in love
When do you start talking to it?
How did you feel from
A gentle glide,
maybe back and forth.
Watch out for somersaults
because they can be the worse.
If you are the mother of a child
you can probably understand and relate
if you are a child of a mother
there are many things to learn from her.
She didn't go to school for the job,
she wasn't told what it would entail, the
highs, the lows, the championships, the falls.
She knows it all
Yet she still is your biggest fan
single loudest cheerleader
Instant defender, protector, teacher, scolder, nagger.
When was the time
when you stopped listening
and just started doing?
Somewhere between adolescence and
Is faith belief?
When did you start losing faith?
When faith has been steering you all along.
Not in the way that you'd design it
or be all glitzy and for show.
Is it because you stopped believing
your own press?
Or do you believe that old press
was a mistake?
Where you lose some of that inner glow
where enthusiasm and ideas blow
knocking anyone over in its path,
or the fury if it didn't pass
The kick in the pants
self discovery talk
Was that with self or
An angel guide on eagle wings,
takes you away from that place.
Maybe it is an inner mantra
that at first seems quiet
Ebbing towards a much calmer sea
from the beach
or the breaches of my mind.
optimism, gratitude, creativity tide.
Allowing your instincts
to be your guide.
Wisdom and growth
Maybe with more wisdom
grows the appreciation of the great things
that happen behind the spotlight
of a social media glow.
creating an appreciation
like never before.
For the very best things
that you can enjoy.
For free, out there, helpful,
creative and pure.
Love of a dove
Spread those wisdom wings
and wrap those so dear
whom you love
with all your soul
like a beautiful dove.
Through the coming
with your soul.
Beginning to uncover
the real you.
Who was likely covered,
burdened, trodden so the
spirit may have fallen low.
Singing to others
by writing, tweeting, posting hello
to those who help make her grow.
Surrounded by talented by three
thousand times the speed of sound.
Her audience, her readers and growing fans
don't quite know what to make of this
lady so grand.
With style, with grace,
with wisdom to share.
Because of her age,
merely a number,
but because of it
gathers many asunder.
For beauty wherever and whatever form
is in tuned with the beat of what most want to feel
A champion for others,
Beacon of light
To inspire, lighten a spirit, lift a mood.
To restore optimism to others
is a duty born
To stomp out hate, violence and/or fear.
To return to the important
things to hold dear.
Not money, not wealth, not even fame.
Can drown out the inspiration
many will claim.
As their right, their worth, and
Let's spread our wings
and let those gifts soar.
We can make a safer,
even more beautiful world.
We reach out beginning with one
and grow in affection and support.
because they eventually
The ones that are
Yet rise above the clamour and noise
where radios and televisions on mute or off.
The people's choices emerge,
sending messages out as a blurb.
Telling a story
of grow and learning.
To instigate allegiance
to this yearning.
yet like minded.
Forming a voice
that cannot be contended.
Fire and heat
The thermometer and furnaces
of hate, racial bias, violence and corruption
are burning bright
with heat to those who draw too near.
while they're stepping back
from the dreaded topics
of poverty and despair.
Like turning one's head
at a roadside wreckage.
How can we be mere
Luckily, there are others
who make us look and reconsider
our role in humanity, our planet,
our young and our elders.
One thing I know as a mother is how gifted my son Kyle is with people. Over 27 years, I have wondered how can I capture the ingredients and sell it for a whole lot of people who need to have a better attitude on life. Be more thankful. Appreciate others more. Judge less.
His sister called me to tell me the coolest thing. It reminded me of a phenomena that is uniquely Kyle: once you meet him, you can never possibly forget him. Apparently, still so.
This sis of his called to say she applied to this hipster hangout for the trendiest of youngest group of Millennial explosion (22 or something close to that).
They instantly hired her on the spot, without not even 1/2 of a 1/2 of a percent of Bernie Saunders math, pause. She was merely told, if you're the sister of Kyle, you are on our team without hesitation.
I forgot how often after school, or in summer months, I would meet some of his teachers, in the community, grocery shopping, doing stuff. It wasn't uncommon for someone to walk up to me to ask me how Kyle was doing?
With an imaginative soul.
Can you imagine that? It was amazing, yet as you drift along in this tide, you don't get a chance to really stop and take in that it is probably even a bigger and more unique gift than any politician could commit more than a decade in learning how to smile at people just right, giggle, chuckle or full body laugh.
just has it.
YES, that IT
the thing we
To be liked,
for being a really good person.
To be loved,
because he makes us want to be better.
We watch, we learn
He shows us that it isn't
the toughest, the richest, the most obvious
who are the most talented.
It is usually someone who is gifted.
Sometimes, even more less,
discovered as a true treasure
for our world.
Lighting the way
Like a Nelson Mandela,
not merely an Oprah Winfrey.
The difference is obvious.
One dwells in the limelight
while the other is far away
from the spotlight.
A legacy of our times.
Like the Dali Lama who is still among us.
Or for some like me, fairly unknown, yet mysterious.
A lot of little somethings
So maybe that is something
worth delving into.
What makes one person so great
that others remember
Who wants that chance
to be the best of who they are NOT
diving deep into the talent
With quiet humility and dedication
one can only hope to make a dent.
Help one person out of despair.
Not looking back because
the wreckage is in front of them.
How do you repair, restore faith,
By cheerleading the unheard,
Exploring lands and cultures
without touching new soil.
That's what in front of us,
if you just focus on the most
beautiful, peaceful and hopeful
images, readings, teachings
stirring within new belief.
in what you are capable
Not yesterday, NOW.
Not tomorrow, NOW.
Images are all courtesy of Google from a GOOGLE SEARCH. I would like to thank all the creators and give them tribute as one, easily found.
The tribute to Harry Potter is by design for two reasons:
1) The main character in "Goldfinch" the book that I am heavily engrossed in right now, is nicknamed "Potter" by his best friend.
2) There is a lot of excitement surrounding the release of yet another Harry Potter, to international instant acclaim, by J.K. Rowling: a true inspiration for women everyWHERE as this century's #bestofeverything #womenofinspiration