LETTERS TO OUR SONS
When was the last time you wrote a letter to a family member or friend and mailed it? The Christmas card doesn’t count.In the age of social media, and texting, letter writing has lost its place. We are so disconnected that it is time to bring it back. You can start by writing a letter to your son. Think about the things you always wanted to tell him but never got around to it or thought it wasn’t important.
I promise it will be worth setting aside some time to do. I believe it will set some boys and men free. What you share may challenge them to walk in their purpose and take up their mantle and soar. Taking the time to sit down and write your son a letter not only benefits him, but it’s also a great way to pause and slow down in your own life.
It can even become a spiritual journey and allow you to connect in a meaningful way with your son. It doesn’t matter if he’s 5 or 50. Today, consider setting aside some time—10 minutes, 20 minutes—to sit down and write a letter.
Letters to our Sons is a book that will speak to every mother. There is a destiny and purpose for your sons and we have the responsibility of helping them to see what it is. When we birthed our children we were not given instruction manual, so we have to surround ourselves with women of great wisdom that have gone before us. Raising boys is a special assignment that we have to handle with care. We are raising future fathers, husbands and leaders. In our society men and boys sometimes get a bad rap by women. But when women step back and think about it we remember that we are also talking about our sons that we birthed. Today take time out to write a letter to your son (s) to encourage, inspire, and motivate them to be better and reach for their goals and dreams.
“The miracle of children is that we just don’t know how they will change or who they will become.”
― Eileen Kennedy-Moore,
Share your letters below or just your journey in preparing to write a letter to your son.
Yolanda Shields best-selling author has over 20 years of experience as a business leader and also does international workforce development and social entrepreneurship work in the continent of Africa and other 3rd World Countries. She is a much sought-after speaker and trainer in the area of small business, entrepreneurship, nonprofit startup and sustainability, fund development, grant writing, diversity, human capital management, career development, and social entrepreneurship. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, France, and Africa.
“I serve and guide individual solopreneurs or companies to new levels, expand growth and scale businesses to make a significant impact to produce an increased value that stands out among others. I love working in a collaborative way with leaders to translate business vision into strategic plans that are aligned to execute with excellence and sustainability”.
She has earned a B.S. in Education and Social Work (APSU) MBA (HRM and Entrepreneurship). She has been appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Statewide Disability Board and the Labor and Workforce Development Board for the State of Tennessee and Vice Chair the Oversight Committee. She has assisted over 20 corporations in the areas of fund development, talent development, strategic planning, executive coaching/training, business operations and celebrity charity management. She is currently a mentor at the Vanderbilt University Wond’ry Innovation Center.
She has worked with such celebrities as CeCe Winans, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Tony Boselli, and many others.
Yolanda’s first book released in September 2013 which included a 10 city tour in 2013-2014 across the United States, France and continent of Africa where she shared her inspirational book dedicated to “Mothers & Son’s” – “Letters to Our Sons” – A Mother’s Journey Raising Sons to Become Men with Character and Courage. Her 2nd Book focused on Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy released February 2016 “Entrepreneurship is a MindSet not a Storefront”. For more information on Ms. Yolanda Shields visit www.YolandaEShields.com
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