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May Thoughts to Inspire

In the May Thoughts to Inspire we take time to recognize our mother’s. Whether it is the value’s they teach us, or the compassion they show us. They have taught us from the beginning to love and be loved. So be sure to show your mom how much you appreciate them this Mother’s Day!

This beautiful quote from Helen Keller couldn’t have stated it much clearer. To experience that unconditional love and acceptance is truly the most beautiful feeling, trumping all other senses.

“A Mother: When you’re a child she walks before you… to set an example.  When you’re a teenager she walks behind you… to be there should you need her. When you’re an adult she walks beside you… so that as two friends you can enjoy life together.” –Author Unknown

Your mother is always near you, whether it be before you, behind you, beside you, or watching over you. You will always have her presence in your life.

“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes.

A mother’s love for their child is stronger than any obstacle, and will motivate them to do whatever it takes to overcome anything that comes their way.

One of the greatest lessons I have taught my children is the importance to live by one golden rule: To treat others how you would WANT to be treated. Not necessarily how they treat you. The world would be a much better place if everyone lived by that one golden rule.

“A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.” Jewish Proverbs

If we guide our children with gentle hands and speak to them with intention to either teach or show compassion and love, they are more likely to impress those qualities among their children and so forth. With hopes to create a better world for future generations.

I hope that these quotes have inspired you to think about your mothers and your children, and will motivate you to implement some of these thoughts into your life. Please check out some of the other monthly inspirational quotes, and these motivational posts.

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I’m April, a wife and mother of two. Since the end of 2010 I have been battling autoimmune diseases: and facing those have left me with limited physical abilities, limited energy, and limited funds; so I created this blog to document my journey : to simplifying my life, hopefully finding tips and tricks and resources to help save me time, money, and energy. I am hoping not only to share my journey, but to inspire others with similar challenges. Personally I think everyone would welcome ways to save time, money, and energy, but to some it is imperative. The content you can expect to see includes life hacks, organizational and time management resources, tips and tricks to saving money, ideas and resources for making money doing simple tasks or passively, and simple inexpensive gift giving ideas. To those of you who may be concerned that this may just be one big pity party, I want to be clear. I have conditions that have altered my abilities, but this is about taking as much control over my life as I possibly can, and to make it a positive experience. I will not however, turn anyone away if they ask about my illnesses specifically. Perhaps they are newly diagnosed, and need some advice that I haven’t shared. I encourage those individuals to contact me any time. I want people to be able to positively bounce ideas off of one another to make it a blog that everyone can benefit from.

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