Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world and in different ways. Here are a few:
Much like singing “Happy Birthday” when a birthday is celebrated, people in Mexico each Mother’s Day (held May 10 every year) sing moms everywhere a song called “Las Mananitas.”
Sweden’s Vacation Fundraising
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of May in Sweden, and many children sell small plastic flowers as gifts. The proceeds from the sale of the flowers are then used to send mothers with young children on a short getaway.
Japan’s Art Exhibits
In Japan, a popular ritual on Mother’s Day is for children to draw pictures of their mothers. Those pictures can be posted on windows at stores or submitted for art competitions, with the selected winners having their pictures displayed at exhibits across the country and possibly in other parts of the world.
How about you? Don't have a mother here any longer? It's your turn to 'mother' yourself now.
Think about it - 'MOTHERS"-
1. If it weren’t for your mom, you wouldn’t be breathing right now.
2. Mothers are the emotional backbones of the family. They provide the holding place for
everyone’s feelings and do their best to keep us from being hurt.
3. Mothers have the magic touch (and kiss) to help us heal our wounds, physical and
4. Truly, our mothers worked hard and made sacrifices, so our lives would be better.
5. Mothers are forgiving—so forgive her in return. Perhaps nothing will be as valuable a gift
to both of you as forgiveness. Open your heart and drop your resentments.
6. When you want to climb the tallest mountain, your mother will make your lunch for you.
She is the one who will support your dreams when no one else will.
7. Her boundaries made you a better person. You may not have liked some of her decisions,
especially when you wanted to party with your friends, but she did keep you out of
trouble. Look at some of your friends without a mom who has cared that much.
8. A mother’s ears and eyes hear and see everything. They also have a computer-like
memory for all the good (and some of the bad) that came your way.
9. It’s nice to have someone with whom you can reminisce about your whole life. Mom
taught you to be a functioning adult. That was her job, and without that, making it
through the modern world would be very hard. Your mom may have forced you to do
your homework, but now you see how important it was.
10. A mother’s smile, when it is directed toward you, makes your day a whole lot better. All
she needs is to know that she has helped you to be and feel your best.
Excerpts of thoughts from (Barton Goldsmith Ph.D's article in Psychology Today) .