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.
“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”
Written by Erin Lindholm