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All About Mothers Day

Mothers have been depicted over the years in many ways – as good mothers, evil mothers, self-serving mothers, self-sacrificing mothers, greedy mothers, fawning generous mothers, and of course as truly bad mothers. Mothers make a good topic for stories and books and movies and bear the brunt of blame sometimes and the joy of appreciation sometimes. No matter how you feel about your own mother when Mothers Day comes along it's not a bad idea to acknowledge that you owe some of who you are, and what you do and how you behave and who you become to your heredity from both of your parents.

How do you feel about that? Well if you don’t like something about yourself and you think you inherited it from your mother perhaps there’s something that you can do to change that particular part of who you are. If you’re really proud of something about yourself that you feel is something about you that’s just like your mother feel joyful and appreciate the connection. The point I’m making here is that Mothers Day is a holiday to be celebrated with positive emotions and feelings and not a day to dwell on negative feelings connected with your mother if you have them.

Holidays are tricky. Expectations are always so high regarding the gifts and the events that surround them; but the most important expectation for any holiday, including Mothers Day, is to celebrate and enhance the good, overlook the bad, and to acknowledge and appreciate the day, the people and the special moments of life.

All About It – Mothers Day

Many famous people have been quoted regarding their devotion to their Mothers. Here are some of my favorites:
I’d like to celebrate my own Mother who is no longer with us, with a personal quote. She remains forever in my heart this Mothers Day and always.
Common symbols associated with Mothers Day and their meanings:
Mothers Day is thought to have first been celebrated in the United States in 1908. Although showing honor to mothers was observed as far back as honoring Rhea, the Mother of the gods in ancient Greece; and in the 1600’s there was an annual observance called Mothering Sunday when the live-in servants were encouraged to return home and honor their mothers. Several women share the credit for the idea of Mothers Day. But it was Anna Jarvis of West Virginia who is credited with spear-heading the official observance of Mothers Day. In 1908 she and some others began a campaign of letter-writing with the goal of establishing a national Mothers Day. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made an official announcement proclaiming a national observance of Mothers Day on the 2nd Sunday of May each year.

Happy Mothers Day to all. Remember to celebrate and enhance the good, overlook the bad, and to acknowledge and appreciate the day, the people and the special moments of life.

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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