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  1. 1. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
  2. 2. Origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US.
  3. 3. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in spring. (e.g., AprilMay in the northern hemisphere, October in Argentina, but northern hemisphere spring, May, in Australia). The concept of celebrating Mothers Day on the second Sunday of May is very new in India.
  4. 4. The Wisdom of Moms Thank You for your commitment to mothering You inspire me. Happy Mothers Day!
  5. 5. "Being a mother isn't simply a matter of having children. To think that is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician." -- Sydney Harris
  6. 6. "Before you were conceived I wanted you Before you were born I loved you Before you were here an hour I would die for you That is the miracle of life. -- Maureen Hawkins
  7. 7. "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." -- Billy, age 4
  8. 8. "The way you parent will affect not only your child, but the lives of hundreds & perhaps thousands of people in your child's future. You don't have a choice about whether or not to affect this net of interdependence; you do have a choice about HOW you affect it." Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle-Hodgson
  9. 9. Raising children, for me, was really about listening. I put myself in their shoes for a minute and really tried to imagine myself at that age. I always want my children to know that theyre heard. Kyra Sedgwick
  10. 10. "Love is a choice you make from moment to moment." - Barbara DeAngelis
  11. 11. "Choosing to have a child is choosing a life of service. Peg Tyre
  12. 12. "An angry child commends you in a back-handed way: Your medal is inscribed "Safe enough to get mad at.'" -- Patty Wipfler
  13. 13. Ours are the only arms God has to do the work that needs to be done in the world. Anonymous
  14. 14. "Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it." -- Anonymous
  15. 15. Ok, you screamed at your kid. Now what? Unpack your baggage so your kids don't have to carry it. It's all grist for the mill...The joy on the journey is in the detours." -- Lu Hanessian
  16. 16. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -- Maya Angelou
  17. 17. My feeling is it is almost always best to err on the side of mercy and love. There are many parenting mistakes that can be ameliorated by lots and lots of love, and the feelings of security it can bring. I also believe that I sometimes need some mercy and love myself. -- BarelyKnitTogether
  18. 18. "A hug is the shortest distance between any two people." -- Author Unknown
  19. 19. "The importance of the parent-child relationship is above everything else in parenting. If you work on that relationship, over behavior, that will win in the end. You may not get the behavior in the short term but in the long term it's that bond that keeps kids safe and emotionally healthy." -- Judy Arnall
  20. 20. The most significant thing for a parent to contribute to anyone is their own connection and their own stability. An effective parent is a happy parent. An effective parent is a parent who laughs easily and often, and who doesn't take things so seriously. -- Esther Hicks
  21. 21. "Kids spell love T-I- M-E." -- Anonymous
  22. 22. "Some nights I look in on our sleeping children before I go to bed. I watch their softly tousled heads slumbering on their pillows, and sadness wells up in me. Have I drunk in their smiles and laughter and hugged them, or have I just checked things off my to-do list today? They're growing so quickly. One morning I may wake up and one of my girls will be getting married, and I'll worry: Have I played with them enough? Have I enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of their lives?" -- Janet Fackrell
  23. 23. "It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't." -- Barbara Kingsolver
  24. 24. Thank you for the thoughtfulness, courage and compassion you bring to mothering. You inspire me. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!