Does Mother’s Day Bum You Out?
Each holiday social media is littered with “Happy This, Happy That” type posts that seem shallow and disingenuous. Right, wrong, or indifferent, that’s my opinion on the matter. However, I do have something other than a superficial greeting that I would like to say on the subject of Mother’s Day.
This post is for the moms who no longer have a living mother.
All too often I’ve heard women say they don’t like Mother’s Day because their own mom is no longer on this earth. With the exception of the very first Mother’s Day you endure without your mom, because that one is a doozy, I would strongly encourage those who share the sadness sentiment to change your attitude about Mother’s Day.
If you’re sad on Mother’s Day I assume that means because you adored your mom immensely and miss her greatly. I get that. I lost my mom to lung cancer before I ever finished high school. That was a long time ago, but rarely a day goes by that I don’t think about her. If your mom was also special to you, that means she was a wonderful person. So answer this: Do you think your mom would want you spending your Mother’s Day being sad? I can answer that, that’s a resounding NO WAY!
She would probably tell you something like how proud she is of you and the mother you are to your own children. She would tell you to not mourn her death, but to celebrate her life. She would tell you not to focus on all you no longer have but to cherish the memories you have of all that you were able to experience together. She would tell you to hug your own kiddos and celebrate their life, your life and her life. Mother’s Day is a day of CELEBRATION, not of sadness and mourning.
Think how you feel when your own child is sad. As a mom it’s hard to see your kids feeling blue, isn’t it? You want to make it all better for them. You want to tell them to don’t worry, be happy. You want their heart to sing, not to be sad. What if your son or daughter was sad because of something directly involving you? You’d probably say something like, “No, no honey. Don’t worry about Mom, I’m fine. Or I’ll be fine.”
You know I’m right. And you know that your very own mother would give you the same advice about you being sad on Mother’s Day. So HONOR HER LIFE, and cherish what you have and for goodness sake,
BE HAPPY ON MOTHER’S DAY!
Now isn’t “Be Happy on Mother’s Day” a much more genuine sentiment than “Happy Mother’s Day?” I thought so too!
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Ireland and the UK. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to http://www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/