As many of you know, today is Mother’s Day in North America and many countries around the world. If you didn’t remember, you should take this moment to remember that it is Mother’s Day.
The idea for Mother’s Day was originated in Grafton, West Virginia, United States in 1908 by Anna Jarvis. After campaigning for several years, it became a recognized holiday by 1914 which is celebrated every year on the Second Sunday in May. Traditionally, it has been used as a day to celebrated mothers and the influence of mothers on our society. If you want to read more about the history of today, click here.
However, I would like to challenge this holiday to an update and a redefinition for 2013. As our society has grown and evolved, we should take this as an opportunity to celebrate all the women in our lives, not just our mothers. Women have played many different roles in our world that have changed the course of history in a way that only a Woman is capable of doing, whether they have children or not!
So to all you amazing women out there, thank you for being a wonderful person and an amazing woman! Happy Mothers Day!