Friday, May 13, 2011

Thanks Ma


Undoubtedly my mother gave us girls
the wisest words we ever heard:
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but grievous words stir up anger.

~~Six Words Friday is here again and this week's word was: wisdom.~~

My mother had poor relations with her brothers and sister most of her youth. She was determined that my sisters and I would be Best Friends Forever!

We were not. Initially, anyway. But her lessons in kindness and kinship are the reasons my sisters and I are now and will always be BFFs.

And now I try to teach the same lessons to my sons: do not say mean, angry, and hurtful things to one another. Because in the end, family is all you've got.

Thanks for the wisdom, Ma!