|screenshot from Release Your Wings|
That question was asked during the Miss Universe pageant circa 1994.
“Just being a woman is God's gift that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, and is a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.”, answered Sushmita Sen of India, Miss Universe 1994
22 years later, her answer still rings true.
Indeed, it is very natural for a woman to nurture and take care of another person- whether that one is her child or not.
It is very easy to put another person first before her needs.
She does not find it demeaning to serve the other person.
This ability to bend to the other (and often to many others) like the bamboo tree flexes no matter how high it is, is the greatness of a mother.
In it lies her strength too.
To everyone who has mothered another soul...
whether you are male or female
whether you’ve given birth to a child or not
whether you think that beauty pageants make women conform to a superficial standard of beauty (hear! hear!)
Happy Mother’s Day!