When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.


A friend who was a new father asked me quietly, “when do you stop being afraid of everything for your child?” I responded, “that’s simple, it goes away on the day you die.”

Being a parent is perhaps the most cathartic chapter of life. There is suddenly an awareness that you are very secondary in your own life, and that your child has automatically risen to the top of your priorities. 

Add more children, and you continue to slide lower on the priority list. It’s just the way it is.

Having never been a mother myself, I can only use conjecture to presume the intense miracle of some living being growing from nothingness to a baby, ready to burst upon the scene. That experience must be among the most (if not, the most) profound experience a human can have.

Charles Stanley perhaps said it best…”Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.”

Given their sacrifices made on our behalves, they deserve our undying affection.

Wishing all the moms the very happiest of Mothers Days!

Happy Sunday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!