Showing posts with label mother's day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mother's day. Show all posts

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The World’s Toughest Job

Some of you may already have seen this, but this video is especially relevant today.  There is this group that created a fake job and posted it online and in newspapers.  Then they held real interviews…interviews for this ridiculously difficult job…the world's toughest job.

It is really worth watching, and so please do not read on until you watch the video in its entirety.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Throwback Mother’s Day tribute and wonderful gifts for Moms

Thanks to my article on the amazing story of Joy tan-Chi Mendoza, I had a LOT of new people on my Facebook page and who followed me on Networked Blogs.  Most of these are women, and they’re mothers, I presume.  Firstly, to my new friends, thank you for liking the content here, and I hope that one day you can bring your husbands to this site as well (as Lessons of A Dad is geared mostly to them). 

Secondly, since Mother’s Day is around the corner, and it's Throwback Thursday (at least here in the Philippines), allow me to honor you with a throwback Mother’s Day tribute and give you a list of wonderful gifts for moms. 

This is a throwback Mother’s Day tribute because I’m about to show you an older video of my eldest daughter, Lynn, and three of her talented friends as they sang Yeng Constantino’s hit, Salamat in honor of the mothers in the congregation of our church (sorry my non-Filipino friends, you won’t be able to understand the lyrics of the beautiful song). 

Indeed, advanced Happy Mother’s Day to the most wonderful women in our lives.  Gentlemen, use this time to pamper both your mother and the mother of your children.  One way to do that is to buy beautiful gifts for them from  

 In fact, they have some really awesome promos for such an occasion, and there’s still time to buy some great items to show moms how much you care.  I’m gonna show some links below.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother’s Day Tribute

In honor of our mothers, my daughter, Lynn, and three talented friends of hers sung a beautiful rendition of Yeng Constantino’s hit, “Salamat” in church earlier today.  View the video below:

Indeed, we all owe a debt of gratitude to our mothers.  They’ve sacrificed so much for us.  The Children’s Ministry kids coming out to give their moms roses during the song, us asking them to stand and be acknowledged, the preacher praying for them as they stand…they’re all just little tributes to the amazing women who raised us (and raise our children).

To the beautiful mothers out there, happy Mother’s Day, from Lessons Of A Dad.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Give mom something special!

Next Sunday is a very special day for the lovely moms in our lives.  With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s just but right that you’d give mom something special.  If you're having trouble finding that perfect Mother's Day gift, maybe what I'm going to feature below can help.

Amazon makes finding the perfect gift for mom really easy by gathering all their top gift products that moms would love all in one page.  Very handy. 

Click here to see Amazon’s Mother’s Day gifts.

What’s cool with what they’ve done is that they listed gifts for all sorts of moms, such as:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Mother’s Day tribute

This morning in church, for Mother’s Day, my daughter, Lynn was part of a group of kids and singles who sang a song in a touching tribute to the mothers in the congregation.  I took a video of it using the digital camera I had with me.

Sorry for the low quality of the video below, but anyway, may the song they sung and the prayer for moms that followed warm the hearts of mothers everywhere.  May God bless you on this special day.

To close this piece I also have a quote that I got from a FB friend’s note.  I think it would be much appreciated.

from the book, A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson:

I have founded charitable organizations, run them, and raised hundreds thousands of dollars to support them. I have lectured around the world to many thousands of people, and I have written a number-one bestselling book. Raising a child is harder.

It takes more energy, more focus, more sensitivity, and if done well, at least as much intelligence. And if we raised happy children, we wouldn’t need so many charities, lectures, and books on how to have a happier, more balanced life. The idea that a woman is somehow doing more with her life if she has a job out in the world is insane. There is no such thing as a non-working mother. Having waited so long to have children, the baby boom generation can be blind to the incredible burden—however joyous it is—of bringing up children. This will change now as more and more people begin to realize there is no job in the world that, when done well, requires more work and intelligence than raising our sons and daughters.

Women will continue to be oppressed, socially and politically, until we recognize the roles traditionally associated with women as being among the most important in our society. Someone’s got to take care of the house and raise the kids. The I Ching says that if the family unit is healthy, then society is healthy; and when the family falls apart, society falls apart. How dare we make a woman feel that her life is less important if it is lived in service to family, children, and home? And how dare we make a man feel that his life is more important if it is not? We are all here to serve each other, and the choice to do that is no less valid when the people we serve are the ones in our own family.

Jacqueline Kennedy had said that her greatest service to the nation while she lived in the White House would be to take care of John Kennedy. There was a time when I would have found that an unliberated answer. Today, I find it sublime, sane, and feminist.

It is feminist because it honors the role of the feminine—nurturing, care giving, compassionate, loving—whether it is performed by a man or a woman. How do we quantify, for others to see, the energy it takes—emotionally, intuitively, spiritually, intellectually, physically— to love well? And no one is more important to love than the members of our own families.

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