Mother Wish list: peace, many and understanding
I recently celebrated my 5th Mother's Day. My family was simply entertaining the day. I was completely satisfied with the day and the gift my son had made for me, but later in the evening watching news (actually some news at the same time as my husband directed the remote control) I listened to more interviews with mothers on the different pedestrian streets and I started to wonder what would our world be if mothers, all mothers gained more power to govern the world. I was not satisfied anymore. I know I have a wish, and in desperation I see my wishes come true.
Peace is the mother's wish for motherhood. My son is only 5 years old, but I have suffered when I loved our nephews for war and war zones. I can not imagine sending the child to war. A single mother does not want to. I imagine that mothers would have done world politics, then we would see much less war. I do not think many people want a war, but if the women who really brave life have been the last word when sending them I think much less war.
Many things need to follow the need for peace quickly, as it is the unequal division of wealth in the world, which often causes problems in the world. If there is little hope of achieving or continually struggling to maintain the basic needs of life, then people are led to extremes. The world has wonderful nutrition, water and other resources. Modern technology has made tremendous progress in healthcare. Still, there are mothers who can not provide food, shelter, clothing, care or protection for their children.
Understanding is likely to resolve conflicts with the first two wishes. All the races and creeds have much more enjoyment of priority and experience than in ideology and culture. No matter where, or we worship our prayers, there are similar wishes, hopes and fears for our children, and this is a fundamental human bond that can be the basis of others. How much conflict and war in our world simply did not bring about understanding? How much peace can we achieve by finding ways to overcome misunderstandings with common wishes? I believe that better understanding would mean greater tolerance for the differences that are now separating us.
I stop with these three wishes, as three are a magical number. Perhaps if enough mothers share my wishes, they really come true. I just hope that the Mother's Days of the Future will see more peace, abundance and understanding, less war, will and intolerance.