Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there!
I feel a lot of pressure to send out a really good Making Space email this week in honor of my mom! This is difficult because she is one of my favorite people in the world and my gratitude and love for her aren’t easy to sum up in a few sentences.
One of the things I am the most grateful to her for is that she always brings me joy and comfort. In abundance. Without fail. In honor of my mom, I’d like to share the following blessing, which also fills me with joy and comfort and is one that I often read in my yoga classes for just that reason.
May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
— Saint Therese de Lisieux
Photo Credit: I’m pretty sure it would embarrass my mom if I put a picture of her in this email, so instead I’m including a picture that she took of the snow geese that migrate through the Pacific Northwest each year.