_____“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.” - Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter “Your favorite line is, ‘I can do it by myself.’ Yes, I know you can, but sometimes let others help you. It is a lesson I am still learning myself, but it does us some good to let go of responsibility from time to time. ... Go adventure, be brave, be bold, be courageous because you are meant to discover, to create, to learn, to experience it all and I will love you every step of the way, no matter what.” - writer, blogger and yogi Rebecca Lammersen “Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you." - from Jo’s Boys, by Louisa May Alcott “Daughter, today and always please know that I see you. I see the path you’ve made that’s all your own. I see the many unique talents and gifts you have to share. I see your brilliance, your enthusiasm, and how deeply you care and hurt sometimes. I see your hard-earned wisdom, your soft pure innocence, your courage and compassion, your unconditional goodness. I see what a difference you make in this world, and I hope you know how very much I love you, and how proud I’ll always be to have a daughter as wonderful as you.” - anonymous, “Letter to Daughter”
Mothers have the wisdom of experience and the clarity of perspective. Just in time for Mother's Day, we're showcasing four inspiring passages that eloquently convey a mother’s heartfelt message to her daughter.