In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, I would like to share a list of some of the women who have impacted my life. You won’t know most of them, but they are forces of nature, and quiet breezes who have raised me, inspired me and changed me. Continue reading “Women’s Day 2019”
Many years ago, a friend of mine shared a story by Kathleen Chesto.
“ ‘Our mother makes the best pancakes in the whole world.’
When I would visit friends and be served pancakes, I would respond by saying that my mom made the best pancakes in the whole world. It did little to endear me to their mothers.
As I grew older, I discovered that other people made excellent pancakes, some even better than my mom’s. It took years before I finally had the courage to suggest this to her. When I did mention that maybe other people’s pancakes were as good as hers, she simply smiled and said, “I know.”
“Then why”, I asked, have you been telling me all these years that my mother makes the best pancakes in the whole world?”
She responded with a question.
“What do you think of every time you eat pancakes?”
“I think of you.”
“As long as there are pancakes, you’ll remember me.”