I cannot believe it's May already. So we all know what that means, time for Mother's Day to roll around again. Buying a gift and sending a card to your own mother goes without saying. But how about sending cards to the other mother's you know? And should you send a card to your baby's momma? What if you have drama going on there?
Let's take a brief look at how Mother's Day came to be. I figured this holiday was just another one drummed up by the greeting card and national restaurant industries, but there is a history behind this Sunday celebration. Worldwide it can be dated back as early as ancient Greece. It was celebrated with festivals in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods and Cybele the Earth Mother, in Greek mythology. Across the globe it is observed at different times of the year.
In U. S. history, Mother's Day dates back to the 1870's when Julia Ward Howe wrote the Mother's Day Proclamation as a call for peace and disarmament. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons died in war.
Today, we see how deeply commercialized this holiday has become as with most U. S. holidays. In the end it's up to each family to traditionalized or memorialize it as they see fit. Showing appreciation to the mothers in your life is a great way to build and strengthen relationship bridges, especially if you have baby momma drama going on in your life. Showing some appreciation and kindness will go a long way towards calling a truce.
As a single parent myself I know first hand the hardships of raising a family alone. Even with financial support it can be a daunting task, filled with quite a bit of joy and heartache. I often tell others it is not a requirement to remember or acknowledge my efforts because I love my son dearly but it sure does feel good! I love being thought of and remembered in a kind, loving manner. It makes me want to go out and do more kind, loving things for others. Kindness is contagious.
So, if you are debating on whether or not to send that card or gift to your sister, your cousin, your co-worker, or your baby's momma. Go ahead and do it, you get back what you send out. So send out some good vibes.
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