Mother’s Day will celebrate its 107th year since Woodrow Wilson signed the bill creating the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day in 1914. Though mothers come in a variety of styles, they influence our lives at every age and stage.  When Winston Churchill was asked to list the teachers who had influenced him the most, he said not to forget the most important one of all, his mother.  Even Abraham Lincoln noted that he owed all he was able to become to his honorable mother.

It’s safe to say mothers are not created equally, but the gifts of good mothers are never-ending.

These are the women who taught us things like…

  • show respect to others
  • strive to meet your potential
  • think twice before you act
  • clean up your messes
  • be a good friend
  • be honest
  • have a little faith
  • be kind and considerate
  • appreciate all living things
  • forgive yourself for mistakes
  • forgive others
  • work hard and laugh a lot
  • find the joy in little moments…

You can create your own list of those life-shaping things you observed or learned from the woman you call mom.  Your mom may not have been perfect, but she was yours, and she was there for you in amazing ways. This week, offer some thanks and praise for your one and only mom. She helped you become the person you are today.  Surprisingly, it’s not easy to find a lot of positive and loving literary quotes to describe mothers, but you can change that right now. You can make a call, send a note, or say a prayer for your mom celebrating all that she is and all that she helped you become. If your mama’s in heaven, then give her shout out today and send her some love.  After that, think about all the women who have given you a sense of what it means to feel loved and thank them too.

You’re never too old to honor, appreciate, and remind yourself of all those incredible things your mom did for you.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful women out there who strive to raise children to become accomplished, wholesome, and happy adults.