Be prepared for Mother’s Day

Published 7:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sunday is coming fast. Be sure to have something lined up to let the maternal influence in your life know you appreciate everything she’s done for you.
Our species’ dynamic calls for two parents. They each have different influences in how children are raised, for good reason.
This weekend will be all about the things our mother has taught us.
From how to prepare a gourmet meal for yourself and others, how to clothe yourself in respectable attire that’s not wrinkled and how to treat others with respect, mothers are indispensible in the upbringing of every child.
We as Americans have been celebrating Mother’s Day for more than 100 years.
It is said to have been established in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, but did not become a U.S. holiday until 1914.
According to, Jarvis found the commercialization of the holiday distasteful, rallying to remove it from calendars in her later years.
It’s true; the day is not about what kind of expensive bouquet of flowers, piece of jewelry or box of candy you present.
In fact, most mothers are just as happy with a simple phone call displaying their progeny remembered them.
But that’s not to say you can’t show her appreciation for the years of hard work she put into molding you into the person you are today.
I am fortunate to have two maternal figures in my life. They have both had many positive influences in my upbringing.
One has taught me the importance of making a living on my own and to be independent, while the other has shown the value of helping those in need and how to accept people for who they are.
So, don’t forget that tomorrow is Mother’s Day.
That doesn’t mean you have to run out to the local retail store and buy her something shiny or fragrant. But it won’t hurt either.
If you want to add icing to that cake, cook her dinner for a change.

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