There is a huge emphasis on recognising everything that our Mother’s DO for us, but is there something more, something way more magnificent there for us to celebrate?
Perhaps we could start by asking ourselves, ‘would we like to be celebrated for all of the things that we do for our children, or celebrated for being the gorgeous woman that we are with all of our own unique qualities?’
If the latter is true, are we claiming this for ourselves, as women, to honour and treasure who we are and appreciate that the simple quality of our care, our love, essence, playfulness, firmness, our ability to listen and set boundaries are already ‘doing’ so much before we have even raised a finger!
When we can deeply appreciate who we are, we do not need to gravitate towards ‘doing’ so much for our children as a means to show them how much we love them.
Our children no doubt do truly love us – but do they actually know how to show it? Have we been in so much ‘doing’ and ‘fixing’, that the way they know to celebrate another is by doing something back for us in return?
What if the greatest gift for Mother’s Day is setting a new standard where families learn to fully share the daily activity and chores of living, not just for one day, but as an integral part of living together as a family.
Begin, deeply appreciating and cherishing who you are – set this standard for yourself and it can then be felt as a foundational standard for your whole family not just in terms of how they treat you, as their mother, but how they treat and appreciate themselves as well.