Saturday, February 28, 2015


Often I stay up at night thinking about these three little ones. I feel a great responsibility in raising girls and wondering if I am equipped to teach and show them all they need to know to live and thrive in our ever changing, complex world. I am also keenly aware of how they are some of my greatest teachers.

This reading resonated with me on the subject of teachers:

Tales told about the stars reflect a lot about the people who tell them. The constellation now called Orion was once called Hippolyta. Hippolyta was one of the Amazon queens. The Amazons were women warriors who had four leaders instead of one: two older women and two younger women. Everyone could benefit from the experience and wisdom of the older and the strength and vigor of the younger.

After Hippolyta died, they named this constellation for her to honor her and remind themselves of her wisdom and bravery.

We can draw a good lesson from the value the Amazons placed on the contribution each one could make, no matter how young or old. When we remain alert to the possibility of learning from people we hadn't seriously considered as teachers, we are reminded of our often forgotten value to others.

What can I offer in wisdom or strength to others today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation.

* Feather crowns

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