Sunday, 13 May 2012

A Poem to live by- a reflection on Mother's Day-

I read this poem, and before I knew who had written it, knew that somehow throughout my life I was already living the way it suggested.. so here it is

Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can

John Wesley

I guess in this I was subconsciously guided by my own mother, living this way also before me.

 I never heard her say a bad word about anyone, never gossiped or did wrong to anyone and always had a smile for everyone and tried to see the best in everyone.. so I guess she too was already living her life like these words from over 2 hundred years ago.

 John Wesley tried to make his little bit of time on earth meaningful, and he and his brother travelled far and wide trying to bring home to people that there is always hope, that life is not so dreadful that it is a waste of time.. that with love and prayers, it can become bearable, by doing all the good you can however little, means that it benefits both you and the person receiving it... This has to be such a true thing.. if you are feeling down, just try and do something nice for someone else, and you really will dispel that mood quickly... becoming involved in doing good for others just does not leave enough time to be sad and despairing..

All Mothers are special, but of course your own one is most special to you..

 My darling Mother died over ten years ago, but there isn't a day when I don't think of her or her advice over the years which helped me become the person that I am... To all the Mothers in the world, birth mothers and adoptive mothers..

 God Bless You all and help you with the greatest job in the world, raising children!


  1. What a beautiful poem and rings so true... wish In could remember it when i am upset or angry at something or someone... should... maybe tattoo on my arm so I could remember it? LOL... Thanks for that.
    Your darling mother will always be there for you...not only were you lucky to have her in your life but she was lucky to have you as her daughter and the mother of her grandchildren. Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Absolutely lovely words. A gorgeous poem Janzi - thanks for sharing it.
    Paula x

  3. the poem and your thoughts are perfectly written. I hope that you enjoyed your day. Mine was wonderful!


  4. Hey Janzi.... I read the title of your next post and when I clicked on it to read it, I could not find it... I hope you are ok... sending you hugs, love and energy my friend...

  5. Hi you visited me and now I'm visiting you! I have also become a follower so that I can keep up with you. Joan

  6. Those are beautiful thoughts and words in remembrance of your mother :)

    Thank you for visiting and following me. I am now following you back!


  7. I am sorry its taken me so long to comment. Just as your mum inspired you with her compassion, so you too inspire me to be the person I am. You are my breath... Although I live many miles away in Canada with my husband and two beautiful kids, my heart is forever wrapped in your arms as it should be. Love you Ma. So lovely to hear your heartbeat through your blogging. Keep going with it.