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Mother's Day

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all mothers!

It is never too late.

I heard this a couple of days ago. I am still determining the validity of this story, but I love it anyway.

One day young Thomas Edison came home from school with a sealed note from his teacher. He was instructed only to give it to his mother and do it as soon as he entered the house. He found his mother and did as he was requested. His mother opened the envelope and began reading.

Her eyes started to fill with tears as she read the letter. Young Thomas hesitantly asked what it said. His mother wiped her eyes, looked proudly at her son, and said, "It says, 'Your son is a genius, and this school is too small for him and doesn't have enough good teachers to train him properly. Please teach him yourself.'"

Edison, as you know, became one of the greatest inventors in history. Many years later, after his mother had passed, he was going through an old closet in his family home, and in it, he found the old envelope that contained the letter that he had given to his mother so many years ago. He opened the envelope and pulled out the letter. The note said, “Your son is mentally ill, and we cannot let him attend our school anymore. He is expelled.”

Edison became emotional while reading it, and later that evening, he wrote in his diary; Thomas Edison was a mentally ill child whose mother turned him into a genius. That is the magical power of a mother's love. A mother's belief can turn what could have been a delinquent into a genius, a creator, a contributor, a person who ends up having a profound impact on the life of billions of people. All of this occurred by the power of love and belief. Mothers have a magical ability to instill confidence in us. Though we can believe we are ordinary, mothers are the ones who show us how extraordinary we actually are.

The longer I live, the more I appreciate mothers. They work tirelessly and without us having a clue, sacrifice and give up things for themselves so we, as their children, don't go without.

I love my mom and miss her dearly. I hope your moms were recognized for all they did for you without you even knowing it.

It is never too late.

Watch for the blind spots.

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