A collection of stories for mothers day
Are mothers superheroes? And if they are what are their superpowers?
To answer these two questions let's take a look at the following five stories that will explain why mothers are SUPERHEROES and what their superpowers are!
To all the mothers out there thank you for making a difference to each of us — your children.
The superpowers are:
- unconditional love,
- life lessons,
- moral support,
- the sacrifices they make to provide what we need,
- courage to fight for and with you every time you need their help,
- many more…
Story no. 1: How much is a mother’s love worth? Check the bill
One day a little boy named Billy came up to his mother in the kitchen while she was preparing supper for the whole family, and he handed her a piece of paper. After his mom dried her hands she took and read the note. At first, she couldn’t believe that her little boy could demand something like that from her. She wanted to yell at him and punish him somehow. But then she remembered her mother’s words, “My darling daughter, one day your child will do something you couldn’t imagine in your wildest dreams. You will feel angry, you will feel disappointed, you even might feel unappreciated. But then you will feel something only a mother can. And that is a mother’s love. So you will forgive your child and find a way to bond even more.”
Billy feeling very proud of himself and his demands looked at his mother and saw how she stared speechless at the note and that something was going through her mind. But what? Then without a word, she picked up a pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, wrote something, and handed back the paper to him. When Billy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, “Mom, I love you!” Then he took the pen and the piece of paper, turned it around where his first notes were written, he then drew an X over the whole page and wrote in big letters “PAID IN FULL WITH MY MOTHER’S LOVE.”
What did Billy write to his mother? The note said:
For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $0.50
Babysitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $0.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75
Now let’s look at what his mother wrote back that made Billy change his mind:
For 9 months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge.
For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, took care of your illnesses, and prayed for you: No Charge.
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: No Charge.
For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were and still are ahead: No Charge.
For the toys, food, clothes, changing of diapers and even wiping your nose: No Charge,
Son, I am your mother and I love you. Your health, your happiness, your smile, and your hugs are worth more than any amount of money. Thank you.
Story no.2: Show me your hands so I can see who you are
Not too long ago a young man by the name of Eric who had just finished college applied for a managerial position in a big company. He successfully passed the first and second interviews, and now he only had to pass the interview with the CEO who had the final word about the employment. As the CEO went through the CV he saw that Eric’s academic achievements were very impressive all the way, from secondary school until the postgraduate research.
The first question that the CEO asked was, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” Eric answered “None sir”.
The CEO then asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” Eris answered that his father passed away when he was one year old and that his mother paid for his school fees and everything else.
The CEO followed up with the question about where did his mother work. After Eric told the CEO that his mother worked as a clothes cleaner the CEO asked to see his hands. Eric was very surprised about this request but did as he was told and he carefully observed what the CEO would do. Without giving any signals the CEO asked Eric “Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?” Without thinking about the meaning of those words Eric answered “Never. My mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me”. After hearing the answer the CEO silently looked at Eric’s hands a little bit more and finally said “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then come see me tomorrow morning”.
Eric agreed to do so. As he was walking home he went through the interview step by step in his mind and was sure he had a high chance of getting the job. As he came home he requested his mother to let him clean her hands. The mother felt happy and strange at the same time but was willing to oblige her son. As Eric was cleaning his mother’s hands he noticed for the first time in his life how badly his mother’s hands were wrinkled and bruised. As he was washing her hands she sometimes shivered out of pain when he went through the bruises. He tried very hard not to cry but every now and then a tear came down his cheek as he only now saw how hard his mother worked to enable him his life and opportunities. After he finished cleaning his mother’s hands he prepared dinner for her and while she was eating he washed all the remaining clothes his mother had not yet finished. After that, Eric and his mother talked for a long time into the night about their lives.
The next morning Eric came to the CEO’s office on time. As the CEO asked Eric what he had learned the day before at home and how did he felt now, he noticed a couple of tears going down his cheeks. Eric answered that he cleaned his mother’s hands and then prepared dinner for her and washed all the clothes he could find. But the most important thing is that he now knows what appreciation is. Without his mother and her sacrifice he never would have had the opportunity to become the man, he is today. And by working together with her the night before he realized how difficult and tough her work was.
The CEO said “This is what I am looking for in my manager to be. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his personal goal in life above all else. You are hired”. In years to come, Eric worked very hard and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team because of this. The company’s performance improved tremendously while Eric was the manager who never forgot his lessons from the interview.
Story no.3: When you have a purpose even a mountain won’t stop you
There were two warring tribes in the Andes, one that lived in the lowlands and the other high in the mountains. The mountain people invaded the lowlanders one day, and as part of their plundering of the people, they kidnapped a baby of one of the lowlander families and took the infant with them back up into the mountains.
The lowlanders didn’t know how to climb the mountain. They didn’t know any of the trails that the mountain people used, and they didn’t know where to find the mountain people or how to track them in the steep terrain. Even so, they sent out their best party of fighting men to climb the mountain and bring the baby home.
The men tried first one method of climbing and then another. They tried one trail and then another. After several days of effort, however, they had climbed only a couple of hundred feet. Feeling hopeless and helpless, the lowlander men decided that the cause was lost, and they prepared to return to their village below. As they were packing their gear for the descent, they saw the baby’s mother walking toward them. They realized that she was coming down the mountain which they hadn’t figured out how to climb.
And then they saw that she had the baby strapped to her back. How could that be? One man greeted her and said, “We couldn’t climb this mountain. How did you do this when we, the strongest and most able men in the village, couldn’t do it?”
She shrugged her shoulders and said, “It wasn’t your baby.”
Story no. 4: Why you should know more than one language
Once upon a time, there was a Baby Mouse and Mother Mouse. They lived in a hole in a big, warm house with lots of cheese to eat, where they wanted for nothing. Then, one day, Mother Mouse decided to take Baby Mouse outside of their home. Waiting outside for them was a huge ginger cat, licking its lips and waiting to eat them both up.
“Mother, Mother! What should we do?” Cried Baby Mouse, clinging to his mother’s tail. Mother Mouse paused, staring up into the beady eyes of the hungry cat. But she wasn’t scared because she knew exactly how to deal with big, scary cats. She opened her mouth and took in a deep breath.
“Woof! Woof! Bark bark bark!” She shouted, and the cat ran away as fast as he could.
“Wow, Mother! That was amazing!” Baby Mouse said to his mother, smiling happily.
“And that, my child, is why it is always best to learn and know a second language.”
Story no.5: What Are You… a carrot, egg, or coffee?
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.
It seemed that, as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last, she placed ground coffee beans.
She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me, what do you see?”
“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” the young woman replied. The mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, “What does all of this have to do with what I am going through mother?”
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity — boiling water — but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened!
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
“Which are you?” the mother asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?” Please ask yourself the following and answer yourself. Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong but, with pain and adversity, do I become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit but, after facing hardship, does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.
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