Ahhh yes! Mothers! They are our Providers, Nurturers, Caregivers, Friends, Disciplinarians, and so much more! We all LOVE our Moms. Many around the world celebrate Mother's Day yearly. They honor their mothers by giving them breakfast in bed, flowers, jewelry, cards, chocolate, and more!
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I gladly accepted the task. I began to think about how I was going to prepare this post as well as the origin of Mother's Day itself. I headed on over to Google.com to see if I could get to the bottom of this Holiday that people around the world celebrate yearly. I found this on Wikipedia.com, "The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions." With his in mind, I reflected on how I am more of a person that likes to Celebrate year round! I don't allow the commercialism and the influences of holidays to influence when I am to LOVE and give love to others. I am a big proponent of honoring and celebrating my Mom all year long! I know that my mom loves flowers, so I take time out of the year to order and send my mom flowers JUST BECAUSE! I have a few 'adopted' grandmothers here in the Atlanta area, and I often visit, call, and buy them flowers JUST BECAUSE!
When we reflect on the words of the Ancient Books of The Bible, we see that mothers (women) were honored and treated with high esteem! Children are admonished to "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--" (Ephesians 6:2). I truly take that to heart!
My command to you is to HONOR your MOTHER all YEAR LONG! Go ahead and buy her flowers JUST BECAUSE you LOVE HER! Take her out to dinner, call her, visit her, take her on a trip, make her breakfast, buy her a gift, etc. Make sure that while you have the blessing of having your mother, you honor her. Even if your mother is no longer here, make sure that you honor the MOTHER figure in your life!
Oh yeah, and make sure to visit www.maidennation.com to support other women around the world that are creatives, providers, and best of all MOTHERS!
Now with that said, let this song groove and inspire you!
----I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with the bracelet for this post. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.