I am still on a high after last Friday’s Women on Fire Tea in Naples, Florida.
What a joy to meet all the women who came from far and wide to listen deeply to what each other is “on fire” about; to confide innermost fears, desires and dreams; and to cheer each other on.
The fabulous Women on Fire Tea Party participants in Naples, Florida
After leading these events for nearly seven years, this particular tea also touched my heart because it was the first one my mother Mary Lue Phillips had ever attended. (She loved the women and the experience so much that afterward she wondered how she can attend every single tea from here on!)
My mother Mary Lue Phillips and Woman on Fire Karen Kilpatrick
I’d love to introduce my mother to you and take you inside for a private view of the opening circle at the tea in Naples …
Having my mother there also brought awareness to the incredible gifts that flow through us from our mothers. No matter your history, your status or your relationship with your mother, do you know which gifts you possess from her?
It is both freeing and empowering to recognize and honor them. I thank my mother for her compassion and positive spirit, her warmth, her love of people and her sense of humor! She is a funny one (as many of you remarked after watching her eat a Limpopo last summer!) and I am so grateful to receive those gifts from her.
Two Women on Fire at the tea whose strength, generosity, creativity and wisdom greatly influence my own life — Anne Gallagher and my mother Mary Lue Phillips.
Please pop on down to the comments section below to share what is special about your mother that you are the lucky recipient of!
Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for some very exciting new happenings at Women on Fire to bring you even more inspiration, strategies and support!