I could blame Sesame Street for helping us see our differences but perhaps it goes deeper than that.
I am constantly searching for what we have in common. Sometimes, when someone rubs me the wrong way, it can be easy to be dismissive but deep within, I truly want to be inclusive. I want to see deeper or beyond the obvious. Finding what we have in common, makes getting along a bit easier.
As I was preparing to do my weekly blog, I realized that there is one thing we all have in common, without exception… We all have moms! If we are not a mom, we have a mom. It does not matter if our moms are among us or among the angels in heaven, mothers can leave an incredible mark in our lives. They help mold and sculpt who we are or who we are not.
Moms are great but there are times we unintentionally pass our limited beliefs, fears and unresolved issues or desires from generations to generations. For the most part our mothers are our greatest teachers. Mother’s teach us how to be and how not to be, through their example.
Today, I share in the Florida Today, what I learned from my mom. It is a simple poem I wrote for my mom when she turned 70. Now, she is 81 and her memory is not quite the same. When I told her that this poem would be published, even though she did not remember the poem, she became a proud peacock. I could hear her smile on the other side of the phone. Click Here to read.
I shudder when I think of how many times I tried to set her straight or make her think like me. There were times that I thought that what she believed was unimportant or antiquated. That is the old me and those thoughts separated me from loving her where she was, and such a waste of time. In reality, she was teaching me so many gifts and lessons. I am grateful that I am who I am, because she loved me as she has.
No matter what our relationship is with our mother there is an emotion we can also choose to share… Gratitude! Without mothers, the earth would be extinct and we would not exist. For that alone and for many other reasons, I am truly grateful to not only have a beautiful mom but to be the mother of Matt, Ashley, Brittney & Blake!
So today, put aside differences and find all the beautiful things we have in common with our mothers. We can start by saying “thank you” for giving us life!
Happy Mother’s Day!
I am still excited about all of last week’s shows… Such great inspirational people who touched my life. I hope you enjoyed them as well. If you missed listening to any of last week’s shows, there are two ways you can still listen. They are updated daily to our website (Click Here to listen) and you can go to iTunes (for iPhones) or Google Play Music (for Android phones), search for “Lillian McDermott,” and listen to the shows, commercial free, at your leisure (Click Here to learn more). Let’s continue to Grow Together!
It is a new week and here is what’s happening on
The Lillian McDermott Radio Show!
Monday, 5-9-16 – 8 am to 9 am ~ It’s that time again to smile and flash our pearly whites! Did you know that your mouth reflects your total health? Dr. Chris Edwards of Smile Design & Wellness Center will share the importance of our oral Microbiome health and update us on his wife’s Zirconium implant!
Tuesday, 5-10-16 – 8 am to 9 am ~ 75% of healthcare costs go to treating chronic disease that is largely preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish believes that the medical profession spends too much time “mopping up the floor without turning off the faucet!” Dr. Ornish was instrumental in helping President Bill Clinton remain healthy after his last bypass surgery. After 16 years of incredible effort, Medicare finally announced that it would reimburse for Dr. Ornish’s heart disease lifestyle program. I am thrilled that Dr. Ornish will share why he is so passionate about lifestyle changes. (Originally aired March 30, 2016)
Wednesday, 5-11-16 – 8 am to 9 am ~ Author, speaker and actress Maureen Francisco is many things… She is the co-executive producer of NW Productions, a media company that produces live shows (state pageant qualifiers to Miss USA, Miss Teen USA for Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), red carpet events, women empowerment workshops and reality/talk shows. Maureen will share how this busy mom can do all of this and more!
Thursday, 5-12-16 – 8 am to 9 am ~ Have you ever been told to follow the golden rule? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But what if the way they want to be treated is different from the way you want to be treated? This is the topic of my article for the Florida Today (Being published on 5-12-16). So let’s explore a new way to view the golden rule.
Friday, 5-13-16 – 8 am to 9 am ~ Are you dreading menopause? Author and Director of the Women’s Health Clinic at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, M.D., regularly treats women with menopause-related conditions. Her book is “The Menopause Solution, A Doctor’s Guide To: relieving hot flashes, enjoying better sex, sleeping well, controlling your weight and being happy!” It focuses on clear-cut answers to the “how’s and whys” of menopause, as well as thinking positively about the changes menopause brings. Men, if you think this show is just for women… Think again!
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