May 18, 2015
During this week’s True Life Academy podcast I opened the phone lines. Wow – what a great time to do so. The subject was #Mothers. We all have one.
People from all over the country shared their #Mom stories. One caller shared how Mom always found a way to make ends meet even when there was no food or money to feed or care for the family. The suggestion that Moms like this could balance the country’s budget was funny.
But somehow it makes you wonder why our brilliant politicians seem to have so much trouble – with all the resources available to them they still have what seems to be incredible failures in managing the economy. Here is little ole’ Mom finding a way to feed her children when all seems lost. Listen to this caller now.
Another caller gave the most profound advice that she picked up from her mother while she was just a little girl. She has passed that wisdom down to her own daughter and is something we could all benefit from hearing.
Whether your mother is alive or has transitioned to another plane, the one thing that was common among all the callers was the deep love that mothers give to their children. Unlike any other love known to man is a mother’s love for her child.
So even when our mothers pass on – it is such a powerful thing to know and hold that your mother’s love stays with you.
In honor of celebrating our mothers, I have proposed a new way to look at Mothers Day. The fact that mom has given a good portion of her life to love, care and raise us makes celebrating her on one day a year seem weak and just not enough.
Think about it. Many of us have gotten up early on Mother’s day and served her breakfast in bed with a flower or a small gift. Our way of saying thank you for years of feeding us, bathing us, protecting us, dressing us, loving us no matter what,…. and the list goes on.
One day a year? Really? One meal in bed? And in many cases, mom has to get up and clean the mess in the kitchen.
So as a very, very small way to say that mom means a little more than that to us, I am proposing that we change Mother’s Day to Mother Days. The celebration and gratitude should last at least a week. Sunday to Sunday. All mothers should be given that week off with pay by their employer. For the entrepreneur mom – we should have a way to provide something she values for free to her throughout the week. House cleaning service? Cooking meals for the family or something of her choosing.
I don’t have all the details worked out but let’s start with a greater level of recognition by providing more than one day a year to say mom we love you and what you do for us everyday.
Well – that’s my rant for the week.
So who’s with me? Let’s do something extraordinary for the wonderful Mothers in our lives.