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Celebrating Mother's Day: A Hat Luncheon

"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved."

Today, I attended the Central Baptist Church Hat Luncheon. It's an annual event and a splendid affair. My grandmother, as a Deaconess at the church, is a hostess. I love to attend to support her. I also like to people watch. No knock on those ladies who attend the Kentucky Derby, but nobody  knows how to wear a hat better than a Baptist church lady.

Besides the hats there is the message. You cannot attend an event sponsored by a church without getting a healthy dose of scripture.

Every day is a blessing.

The message today was simple. Being alive is a blessing. Knowing who you are is the secret to experiencing a fulfilled life. And, if you have overcome adversity you should be grateful. And, that gratitude should give you confidence and provide you with the strength you need to endure other hardships.

The speaker made another point that resonated with me. sometimes our lives get so busy that we fail to realize that we are enormously blessed. When that happens, we need to take time to pause, reflect and express our gratitude. The speaker spends 24 hours every weekend in a spirit of gratitude. She doesn't complain. She doesn't ask for anything. She doesn't rush. Because she's a Christian she also prays.

Count Your Blessings.

I think her message is universal. In our hurried  lives, we can all benefit from pausing, reflecting and appreciating what we have. On this Mother's Day weekend I am grateful for all of my blessings. I hope you are too!
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