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Archive for May 12th, 2018

MOTHERS DAY 2018

2018 MOTHERS DAY REFLECTION NOTE:

TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO HONOR A TRULY NURTURING FOSTER MOTHER. MY BIRTH MOTHER, AFTER THE BIRTH OF MY SISTER AND MY FATHER BEING DRAFTED IN WORLD WAR II TO JOIN PATTON’S THIRD ARMY, SHE DECIDED THAT SHE WANTED A DIFFERENT LIFE. SHE ABANDON US FOR A NEW LIFE. AFTER THE WAR, MY GRANDMOTHER AND LATER MY AUNT ACTED AS CARETAKERS. HOWEVER, THEY WOULD ALWAYS REMIND ME THAT MAYBE MY FATHER WAS NOT MY REAL FATHER. IN THE LATE SIXTIES MY MOTHERS SISTERS CONFIRMED THAT HE WAS MY REAL FATHER, BUT I STILL HAD SOME DOUBTS. LATER, WHEN MY SON WAS BORN AND HE REACHED THE TEENAGE YEARS I COULD SEE THE EXACT LIKENESS OF MY FATHER’S FATHER‘S FACE WHICH EXACTLY MATCHED MY SON‘S FACE. WHEN I WENT TO HIROSHIMA IN 1960, I MET A FAMILY WHO HAD SURVIVED THE ATOMIC BOMB. THE JIKIHARAS WERE CURIOUS TO MEET THIS TOOTH-PICK SHAPED AMERICANS WHO CAME TO SPEND TIME IN THEIR CITY. WE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS AND BECAME QUITE CLOSE. MRS/ JIKIHARA HAD SURVIVE THE ATOMIC BOMB OVER HIROSHIMA. HER HUSBAND WAS A SERGEANT IN THE ARMY IIN KOREA. HE WAS THE ONLY JAPANESE AT THAT TIME WHO TRULY LOVED KOREAN PEOPLE. WE BECAME VERY CLOSE FRIENDS WJILE DISCUSSING HISTORY AND WORLD EVENTS OVER SOME BEER AND SAKE WITH ENGLISH. CHINESE, AND JAPANESE DICTIONARIES. WE DISAGREED ON A OF THINGS; HOWEVER, WE NEVER ARGUED. THEY SAID THAT THEY WISH THEY COULD HAVE HAD A SON LIKE ME. MRS. JIKIHARA BECAME THE NURTURING CARING MOTHER THAT I NEEDED FOR THE FIRST 18 YEARS OF MY LIFE. WE BECAME A TRUE FAMILY. ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE PASSED AWAY, THEY ARE VERY CLOSE IN MY HEART AT ALL TIMES. ANOTHER THING THAT MRS. JIKIHARA DID FOR ME WAS TO HELP ME GET RID OF A CHRONIC CARBUNCLE CONDITION THAT I HAD THAT THE NAVY COULD NOT CURE. IN 1965 WHEN I WENT BACK TO VISIT THEM, SHE INSISTED ON TAKING ME TO THE ATOMIC BOMB CASUALLY COMMISSION HOSPITAL WHERE SHE USUALLY GOES FOR TREATMENT. THE DOCTOR SAID THEY COULD NOT HELP ME. I TOLD THE DOCTOR YO CONVINCE THEM. SOON I WAS TAKEN TO A BACK ROOM AND GIVEN TWO SHOTS OF A SPECIAL MEDICATION IN MY NECK AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT PILLS TO TAKE WHEN I LEFT. TWO MONTHS LATER, I WAS TOTALLY CURED OF MY CHRONIC CARBUNCLE PROBLEM. ALL THE CREDIT GOES TO MR. AND MRS. JIKIHARA FOR TREATING ME LIKE A TRUE SON.

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MOTHERS DAY 165: QUESTION 5221: DO YOU REALIZE THAT A VISIT, A HUG, AND A PHONE CALL ARE MORE PRECIOUS TO YOUR MOTHER AND/OR GRANDMOTHER THAN ANY MATERIAL GIFT THAT GIVE TO HER/THEM? EmilKoval©2018

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QUESTION 5222: MOTHERS DAY 166: IS MOTHER’S DAY THE ONLY DAY THAT YOU GIVE TO YOUR MOTHER TOTALLY, OR DO YOU SET SPECIAL DAYS PERIODICALLY TO SPEND WITH YOUR MOTHER? EmilKoval©2018

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MOTHERS DAY 167: SUGGESTION: SET ASIDE ONE DAY A WEEK OR ONE DAY A MONTH THAT IS TOTALLY DEVOTED TO YOUR MOTHER. REMEMBER THAT SHE SPENT MANY YEARS TAKING CARE OF YOU ON A 24/7 BASIS. SHE DESERVES MORE THAN ONE DAY A YEAR. IF YOU COULD GIVE HER 12 DAYS A YEAR (THAT IS ONE DAY A MONTH) OR 52 DAYS A YEAR (THAT IS ONE DAY AWEEK) IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU AND FOR HER. IF ONE FULL DAY IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU, THEN, AT LEAST GIVE HER ONE FULL MORNING, OR ONE FULL AFTERNOON, OR ONE FULL EVENING. EmilKoval©2018

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MOTHERS DAY 168: MOTHERS/GRANDMOTHERS, THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN AND/OR GRANDCHILDREN: 1) HOW TO DEVELOP SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH YOGA, MEDITATION, AND TAI CHI, AND 2) AND HOW TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES. EmilKoval©2018

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MOTHERS DAY 169: AS LONG AS YOU DWELL ON THE NEGATIVES OF A NEGATIVE MOTHER, THAT NEGATIVE MOTHER CONTINUES TO CONTROL AND DOMINATE YOUR LIFE. YOUR CONTINUED RESENTMENT TOWARDS THAT NEGATIVE MOTHER IS LIKE HAVING ‘PAC MAC’ EATING AWAY AT YOU PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY. THE BEST PATH TO AVOID THIS IS TO 1) FORGIVE THAT NEGATIVE MOTHER SO THAT YOU CAN RELEASE YOUR ANGER, 2) TO FORGIVE YOURSELF FOR ALLOWING IT TO TORMENT YOU FOR SO LONG, AND 3) TO BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE DESPITE THE NEGATIVES OF THAT NEGATIVE MOTHER. EmilKoval©2018

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