Yesterday we remembered the men and women who fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate price. We should all stop and say a prayer for them and pay tribute to them and their families. In pondering what the day commemorates, one has to wonder if senseless violence will ever end. How many mothers have shed rivers of tears for their lost sons and daughters? I think it is safe to say that all mothers would love to find a way to end the violence, and have their families live peacefully.
If you are anything like me, you would love to do something that would make a difference and help make the world a more peaceful place for everyone. I have felt that way for many years, yet I am guilty of sitting here just wondering what I could do, all the while not really doing much. We are all busy, and it is so easy to rationalize that we simply don’t have the power to change anything anyway.
I have prayed a lot about this lately, and I now know that sitting here and rationalizing certainly will not help anyone. I have contemplated what role moms play in this world, and for some of us, we don’t really feel empowered to do much of anything. I want to suggest that we rethink that position.
Here is a radical thought
I believe that moms do yield a tremendous power in more than one way. Think about it, how many things do you do in a day that has an impact?
- Who is the first and best teacher our children will ever have?
- Who has influence and control of our children’ s time?
- Who could include a charitable activity in the family schedule?
- Who does the shopping?
- Who can lead by example?
We can all do one little thing that will benefit someone else. Will that change the world? Probably not, but it may make another person’s life just a little better. Consider this, if every mom would do one little thing, collectively our impact COULD change the world as we all lead by example. Think about it.