Some people wonder why I promote Louise Hay & the Hay house on my website. Well, the answer is simple. She’s my mother, an archetypal mother that is. Her book alone has helped me personally way beyond all other self-discovery and transformation books out there. ‘You can heal your life.’ I now have a copy of the video… will review it … as my Mother’s day gift of time, precious time to watch a lovely video. I’ve seen the trailer and I’m looking forward t it. Click on the image on the right, and you get to see the trailer too…. 🙂
Just now the Hay house sent me an email about one of her authors, Cheryl Richardson’s recent adventure asking mothers what they’d like to receive for mother’s day to make them feel most loved. This is what she wrote:
“Here are some examples of answers I received:
** Breakfast in bed and a clean house.
** A photo book of my kids.
** Anything handmade – memory books, mugs, home dvds, etc. – something that takes thought and time which makes it more precious.
** Time alone with each of my grown children.
** A hammock or swing for the backyard so I can relax and listen to the birds or read a book.
** A day of pampering – massage, manicure, or pedicure and a nice meal at the end.
** To go for a picnic with my family. It celebrates me and Mother Earth at the same time.
** I’d love to have the whole family take over the chores for one day. I don’t want to be given flowers hurriedly picked up at the gas station. Just let me be me for a day.
** A day at the spa with my mom.
** Quiet time, a new journal, and a cup of good tea.
** A day with my husband and kids in which we’re all kind, patient, and loving with one another. Blazing those smiling, loving faces into my mind would be the best!
** I would love to hear the top ten things my children have appreciated about me which have helped them.
As you can see, many of these gift ideas are simple and inexpensive.
Things like “something handmade,” or “to know I’m appreciated,” were repeatedly mentioned, as was the need for help around the house. The one gift that seemed most important to woman was quality time alone.”.
Cheryl also has a new book out, called ‘Extreme Self Care’. It’s a book about extraordinary mothering and it’s something we all need to learn how to do (for ourselves and each other). In her practical, action-oriented program Cheryl Richardson offers you 12 strategies to transform your life one month at a time. The tools and resources contained within the pages are the key to sustainable success in living a soulful life. It may just be the most powerful gift you could give to someone you love.
Happy Mother’s Day.