Today we get to celebrate all of the amazing women who helped bring us into this world and foster us into our fullness! I know I’m so grateful for my sweet Momma, and for all of her love and dedication to me throughout the years. Even at this moment, I can hear her care being spoken by the rhythms of chopping and mixing emanating from the kitchen as she cooks our Sunday supper. I think, too, of all of my incredible female colleagues who manage to grow successful businesses while balancing the demands of motherhood. Mothers are such a gift. So, be sure to call yours if you haven’t yet!
READ: Of course, today we can also celebrate the mother we all share in common, too, Mother Nature. Richard Jefferies does an exquisite job of capturing the beauty and power of Her in his poetic reflections, The Life of the Fields.
WATCH: One of my favorite voiceover gigs ever when I was in Korea was playing Shiro on Hutos Season 2. I haven’t seen them in years, but last week, I discovered all 52 episodes are now available on Amazon Prime!
Sort of a cross between Sesame Street and Teletubbies, this is a wonderful show for children that teaches values of kindness, cooperation, personal growth, emotional intelligence, and even ecological stewardship! If you’ve got little people in your life between the ages of 1 to 6, they might just love the Hutos, too.
LISTEN: Here’s a delightful little moment with Meryl Streep tenderly singing the lullaby that her mom sang to her when she was a little girl, an 1845 children’s rhyme by the American educator and poet Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, titled “Little Things,” which became Streep’s first encounter with poetry.
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Make this week magnificent!