a challenge within a challenge



I miss my mom. She's left the earth for heaven for thirteen years now, but I can't seem to let this day go by without honoring her. I've decided to do something a little bigger than just my written words this year. I want to reach out to you for help. To honor her and my father, I want to challenge you. 

To anyone who reads these words, I challenge you to reach out to your parents: write a note of love and gratitude or give a phone call out of the blue right now or send a text just to say you care or find her/him/them and give a warm and generous hug. And do this for you—not for me—not for them—do it for you. 

You will thank me when the day comes that they are not there at your fingertips to love. You'll have to be like me, reaching out with faith, with all the ties that bind keeping your hope bright, looking forward to the day when you can be together again. 



6 comments:

  1. My parents have both passed on, but I couldn't agree more with your words. What a lovely admonition for the rest of us!

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  2. Sending strength - glad you are reminding us to take a minute to honor our parents.

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  3. I love your challenge. And I will take it a step further - reach out to any loved one today... I lost my husband suddenly and without warning. You never know when it will be the last time to say I love you!
    Thank you for sharing this great idea and what a way to honor your mom.

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  4. I've recently lost someone who I cared for deeply. The healing is a process. I will take your challenge. Thank you.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this message - I call my mother every other day, and it really is a bright spot for both of us.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this message - I call my mother every other day, and it really is a bright spot for both of us.

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