Mother’s Day was set as a day to honor motherhood. It is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.
Mother's day might bring up strong emotions either positive or negative.
Mother's Day may be a day when you lovingly connect with your birth mother, adoptive mother, or the mother figure in your life, and show your appreciation and love for everything that she gave you and taught you.
Or, if you’re like me, it’s a day when you hold in your heart and mind for the mother who has passed on and is no longer with you.
Or Mother's Day may even be a painful reminder of the close, loving, supportive relationship you wish you’d had with your mother, but didn’t.
No matter what your relationship with the mother figure in your life may be, Mother's Day is a day to reflect on the lessons she taught you that have helped to enhance the quality of your life – even if the lessons she shared were on how not to live your life! The 'Do as I say, not as I do' lessons in life.
No matter what your relationship is with the woman who gave you life, there’s something within that relationship that you can be grateful about.
Every single person on the planet has this fact in common: A biological mother gave birth to us. She gave us life.
Therefore, no matter how you feel about your relationship with your mother, join me for a moment, right now, in sending a big wave of gratitude out into the Universe for the woman who gave life to you.
Even if your relationship isn’t what you’d love for it to be, you can still be grateful for the lessons this person may have taught you.
Perhaps your mother taught you a valuable skill, or maybe she taught you how not to be, helping shape the wonderful person you are today.
Have you discovered at least two of the most important lessons your mother taught you?
My mother taught me many things. The two most important lessons she taught me were ‘perseverance is key to all you desire’ and ‘people are sometimes deceptive’. Little did I know she used deception to teach me, the second important lesson. And it took me a long time to learn it.....a few bumps in the road along the way. To her credit and true to her other lesson, she didn't give up on me. She persevered until I 'got it.' My lament was, Mom, you could have taught me easier and quicker by 'just telling me.' Yet, in her wisdom, she might have known that deception is best learned by experience. Thus, she gave me the most valuable lesson along with perseverance, which she also taught by example.
Today, and every day, I invite you to practice gratitude, courage and fun, no matter what circumstances, situations or conditions you may find yourself facing!
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Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D., Metaphysician - Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, International Best Selling Author, and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears, and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one's thoughts and feelings.