Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to Mom!

Are you sensing a theme this week? Yep ... today is my mother's 87th birthday.

Talk about a creative instigator. I am who I am because Mom has always thought that her kids were the bestest, brightest, most brilliant people on earth. (I love her, so I let her keep those delusions about my brother and sister.)

Mom does more than inspire creativity -- she embodies it. So, in honor of her special day, here's one of her published poems. Enjoy!

On Criticism
© 2008 by Lillian Sokoloff

Too quick are we to criticize,
Too slow are we to praise,
The comings and the goings
Of other people's ways.

If only we would stop to think
Before the words come out,
Perhaps a nicer thought would come
For us to talk about.

So next time you are tempted,
Unkind things you're about to say,
Stop, reflect, remember
What you have read today.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

A great poem with the wisdom of a mom. (If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!) Happy day to your special mom.