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Mother's Day Reflections
5/13/2007 11:05:43 AM

Today while shopping at the store, two people said "happy mother's day" to me. Neither of them knew me. I said thank you graciously but thought what if I was a woman who had never been a mother? Or maybe a woman who had lost a child? Or a woman desperately trying to become a mother?

I think we all need to conscious of our surroundings and of others before we open our mouths. A day such as Mother's Day can be filled with wonderful happenings and memories but it can also be fraught with anxiety by many people.

I spent the day alone in anonymity except for my venture to the store. It has been a good day, but those greetings did make me think about the friendly yet often thoughtless things we say in the course of a day. A smile and a friendly holding of the door sometimes work the best.


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More Blogs by Patricia C Behnke
•  Mother's Day Reflections - Sunday, May 13, 2007  

• Hallmark Sucks - Saturday, May 12, 2007
• Alachua Burns - Wednesday, December 06, 2006
• Panama - Sunday, May 28, 2006
• Truth in Alachua Stranger than Fiction - Monday, May 08, 2006
• This thing called publicity - Thursday, February 23, 2006
• It's a Great Job - Sunday, January 29, 2006
• Daughter's birthday - Thursday, January 26, 2006
• One year without blogging - Thursday, January 26, 2006
• Getting the Story - Monday, January 24, 2005
• Daily Writing - Monday, January 17, 2005
• Promotion - Sunday, January 16, 2005
• Another Character - Saturday, January 15, 2005
• Creating a Character - Friday, January 14, 2005
• The Business of Writing - Thursday, January 13, 2005
• Writing Teacher continued - Monday, January 10, 2005
• The Writing Teacher - Monday, January 03, 2005
• Happy New Year - Friday, December 31, 2004
• Hurry up and wait - Wednesday, December 29, 2004


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