Happy mothers day to all mothers.
I happened to have a mother, now deceased, that put her children at the front of everthing else. She taught me kindness, honor, compassion, hospitality... and to party on after you finish working. I feel fortunate to have been raised by her.
Thanks mom, I do remember all the kind things you did and I apologize for all the things I did wrong or didn't do.
I also feel sorry for those people who had ignorant, selfish, mean parents.
"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, Sea and Land, 1874-1922.