Are you a mother?

What have you given birth to in this lifetime?
A new invention?
A way of living?
A special presence?

How have you nurtured those around you?
By listening?
By offering a hand to squeeze?
By providing comfort?

How have you given care to others?
Through friendship?
Through meaningful conversation?
Through thoughtful actions?

In what ways have you raised others to grow?
From lessons taught?
From high expectations?
From setting an example?

When do you use your instinct?
In making personal decisions?
In guiding your next step?
In how you treat others?

I’ll ask again.

Are you a mother?