Mother's Pearls

An Enduring Gift

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
178 Pages
Reviewed on 04/21/2024
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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

Join Barbara Young as she recalls the teachings and values she gained from her mother's words in Mother's Pearls: An Enduring Gift. Apart from its wise teachings, the book allows readers to reflect on their own life lessons with the blank spaces provided. Barbara's "pearls" are shared with amazing stories from different times in her life. She looks back at herself as a 7-year-old expressing concern for making a mess while drawing on windows and her mother's wise response about making a happy mess—which taught her something about the power of one's attitude. Whether she's living her dreams of moving to the Caribbean as an adult or learning the value of not letting sensitive nicknames get to her as a child, Barbara consistently finds brilliant, life-changing lessons in the special moments from her vibrant past.

The messages are communicated efficiently with great storytelling skills and smart deductions. Barbara Young shares brief stories about herself in various life situations and stages, from schooling and working as a nurse to traveling and letting go of hurtful relationships. The reader will find the tales relatable and be inspired to fill their stories and insights in the spaces provided after each anecdote. Barbara's story of when she got a nickname and accepted it reminded me not to let others' opinions bring me down. Additionally, Mother's Pearls offers amazing lessons on self-awareness since Barbara's introspective words portray her as an individual who is constantly learning and growing. Readers who enjoy books about deep reflection, growth, and self-love should not miss out on this gem. Its inspiring stories and the blank spaces are the perfect tools for seeing the beauty in every moment and aligning with your heart's compass.