By Deanna Mascle
I recently celebrated my fifth Mother's Day. My family spent
the day together doing simple fun things. I was perfectly
content with my day and the gift my son made for me himself
later that evening as I watched the news (actual several news
shows at once as my husband controlled the remote) I listened
to several interviews with mothers in various walks of life
I started to wonder what our world would be like if mothers,
mothers, were given more power to control the world. I was no
longer content. I know I have a wishlist and I despair of
seeing my wishes come true.
Peace has to top any mother's wishlist. My son is only 5 but I
have already suffered through sending beloved nephews off to
war and war zones. I cannot imagine sending my child to war.
mother wants to. I imagine if mothers made world policy then
would see much less war. I don't believe there are many people
who desire war but if the women who actually gave life also
the final say in when it would be spent I think there would be
lot less war.
Plenty for all has to quickly follow the wish for peace as it
the unequal division of the world's wealth that so often
problems in the world. When there is little hope to achieve or
constant struggle to maintain the basic necessities of life
people will be driven to extremes. Our world has a tremendous
bounty of food and water and other resources. Modern
has created tremendous advances in health care. Yet there are
mothers who cannot provide food, shelter, clothing, care, or
protection for their children.
Understanding would likely resolve the conflicts with the
two wishes. Mothers of all races and creeds share far more in
terms of priority and experience than they differ in ideology
and culture. No matter where, when or what we worship our
prayers contain similar wishes, hopes, and fears for our
children and that is an essentially human bond that could
as a foundation for others. How much conflict and war in our
world has simply been caused by not understanding? How much
peace would we achieve by finding ways to bridge over those
misunderstandings with common wishes? I think with better
understanding would also come more tolerance for those
differences that now separate us.
I will stop with these three wishes as three is a magical
number. Perhaps if enough mothers share my wishes then they
will indeed come true. I can only hope that my future Mothers
Days will see more peace, plenty and understanding and less
war, want, and intolerance.
About The Author: Deanna Mascle writes a variety of
inspirational, motivational and self improvement articles for
her ezine Words Of Inspiration Online which can be found at