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Sunshine, love, and Girls

Today, we celebrate little girls. Actually, if you are a mother of girls or even of just one, you are a mother who has the opportunity to change the world. As much as men would want to think they are in charge it is the mother of daughters who truly rules.

Girls have the ability to bring joy and laughter in a moment simply by a tilt of their head, a smile, and a laugh. They brighten a room when they excitedly rush in, and they can break a heart when they shed a tear. The uncanny power of their touch can overcome a mother's fears, and an unexpected hug can lift the darkest clouds.

A mother of daughters has the privilege of teaching, growing, and loving them. A mother of daughters can teach them how to give to others in many ways so they can grow to become mothers themselves. They can teach moral and ethical standards as they teach them to care for younger siblings. They can teach them to read, to write, to do chores, and to follow rules. They can show them how to explore the wilderness of their backyards. They can display self-respect by requiring they respect their elders. A mother can teach patience as they display it to their girls. They can teach empathy with a touch, a smile, and a hug, and the mother can laugh and encourage their daughters when they try something new. A mother of girls is the best job and most difficult job in the world.

A mother of daughters also has the challenge of emotions, tears, and the pain. A mother can pour into her daughters every ounce of loving care, and with a harsh word can be cause their daughter to be brokenhearted by her lack of care. Beware mothers of daughters for little girls are fragile and they grow strong as you love them, not by how you demand of them. Use words wisely, don't shame them or blame them. Encourage and lift them up. Teach them they are powerful, and when they grow up they will be powerful. Teach them to love themselves and they will have the capacity to love others.

"Little girls are made of daisies and butterflies and soft kitty cat purrs, and all the precious memories of times that once were.

Little girls are made of angel's wings and giggles and a firefly's glow, and all the happy feelings, deep inside, that we all know.

Little girls are made of cinnamon and bubbles and fancy white pearls, and snowflakes and rainbows and ballerina twirls.

Little girls are made of sunshine and cupcakes and fresh morning dew.

And these are the reasons, little ones, why everyone loves you."

Karen Barnes

I praise little girls today because of all of this, for little girls bring sunshine, love, and so much more.


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