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“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart, it don’t mean a thing.” Toni Morrison

Motivation 2020: For Mother's Day #mothersday

Motivation 2020: For Mother’s Day #mothersday


10 Fun Facts About Mother’s Day Around the World

We are born of love; Love is our mother. Rumi
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. Unknown
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? Mahatma Gandhi
He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. J.K. Rowling
When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. Mitch Albom
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes
I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. Oprah
If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition of my mother. Booker T. Washington

Happy Mother’s Day Week: While Mother’s Day is celebrated on a wide range of days and months globally, in the USA, it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. Some might argue that, like Valentine’s Day, the love of mothers and motherhood should be an everyday affair. I concur, however, designating a special day to honor important events in life is ubiquitous and gives us all a chance to wax poetic about loved ones and catch up on gift-giving. This year, Mother’s Day will hold a unique memory in our hearts because it will be the first time in decades that we get to honor Mom while sheltered-in-place. The Covid19 pandemic has curtailed any attempts to go out or gather in large groups for this special occasion. Yet, it can be a time of great joy because our celebrations will come with added meaning and a recognition of the precariousness of life. Being cooped up in close quarters with loved ones, limited resources, and even limited reasons to leave for one expedition or the other means that we get to spend this special day truly engaged in our version of loving Mom. We will honor and celebrate her with what my Pastor Buddy at Northway Church calls “Defiant Joy. ”

Honoring Mom with Defiant Joy: As many of you know, my Mom passed away last August. She had suffered a massive stroke that kept her partially paralyzed for over 30 years yet, being the fighter she always was, she managed to find dignity in her daily struggles to speak, move, and welcome her many grandchildren. It is with the same defiant joy that I will celebrate and honor her life this Mother’s Day. How do we maintain Defiant Joy with loved ones in these challenging times?
1. Master Your Mornings – set the tone with a positive routine. Make a commitment to enjoy the day – Start TODAY
2. Turn off the JOY Robbers – Consume less news and related media
3 Take a dose of laughter every day with loved ones – Read Proverbs 17:22
4. Laugh at yourself; humor requires humility.
5. Don’t make anyone else responsible for your joy.
6. Enjoy the SIMPLE things.
7. Look younger with Joy – Yes, happy, joyful people age better.
8. Relationships that laugh together, stay together.
9. Do something for someone else. Be a blessing to someone today.
10. Strengthen your gratitude. Instead of finding fault, find and praise the good in your Mom and others; we are all flawed. Be grateful.
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Motivation Mondays: Mother’s Day


Mother, A Cradle to Hold Me By Maya Angelou
It is true
I was created in you.
It is also true
That you were created for me.
I owned your voice.
It was shaped and tuned to soothe me.
Your arms were molded
Into a cradle to hold me, to rock me.
The scent of your body was the air
Perfumed for me to breathe.
Mother, during those early, dearest days I did not dream that you had
A large life which included me,
For I had a life
Which was only you.

Time passed steadily and drew us apart.
I was unwilling.
I feared if I let you go
You would leave me eternally.
You smiled at my fears, saying
I could not stay in your lap forever.
That one day you would have to stand
And where would I be?
You smiled again.
I did not.
Without warning, you left me,
But you returned immediately.
You left again and returned,
I admit, quickly,
But relief did not rest with me easily.
You left again but again returned.
You left again but again returned.
Each time you reentered my world
You brought assurance.
Slowly I gained confidence.

You thought you know me,
But I did know you,
You thought you were watching me,
But I did hold you securely in my sight,
Recording every moment,
Memorizing your smiles, tracing your frowns.
In your absence
I rehearsed you,
The way you had of singing
On a breeze,
While a sob lay
At the root of your song.

The way you posed your head
So that the light could caress your face
When you put your fingers on my hand
And your hand on my arm,
I was blessed with a sense of health,
Of strength and very good fortune.

You were always
the heart of happiness to me,
Bringing nougats of glee,
Sweets of open laughter.

I loved you even during the years
When you knew nothing
And I knew everything, I loved you still. Condescendingly of course,
From my high perch
Of teenage wisdom.
I spoke sharply of you, often
Because you were slow to understand.
I grew older and
Was stunned to find
How much knowledge you had gleaned.
And so quickly.

Mother, I have learned enough now
To know I have learned nearly nothing.
On this day
When mothers are being honored,
Let me thank you
That my selfishness, ignorance, and mockery
Did not bring you to
Discard me like a broken doll
Which had lost its favor?
I thank you that
You still find something in me
To cherish, to admire and to love.

I thank you, Mother.
I love you.


[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary, it’s an act of infinite optimism. Gilda Radner

Motivation 2020: For Mother's Day #mothersday

Motivation 2020: For Mother’s Day #mothersday


History of Mother’s Day | History

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. George Eliot
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. Erich Fromm
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. William Makepeace Thackeray
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. Stevie Wonder
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. Agatha Christie

A Brief History of Mother’s Day (US): While Mother’s Day celebrations go back as far as early Greek and Roman festivals, the impetus for our current Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced to Mothering Sunday, a Christian event that many enjoyed in Europe on the fourth Sunday in Lent. That evolved over time to what we now know as Mother’s Day, a US invention, that can be attributed to Ann Reeves Jarvis, Julia Ward Howe, and Anna Jarvis. In the mid 19th century, Ann Reeves Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis, started a campaign to get mothers involved in learning how to care for their children and engage in activism efforts in the US. She started her Mothers’ Day Work Club and by 1868 organized a Mothers’ Friendship Day to unite moms with former Union and Confederate soldiers and promote reconciliation. Julia Ward Howe, a women’s rights activist, wrote a Mother’s Day proclamation to promote peace in 1870 and, by 1873, campaigned to have a designated “Mother’s Peace Day” as a way to bring women together to stand for peace around the world.

Anna Jarvis is credited with creating the modern version of Mother’s Day because she not only proposed it as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers make, after her mother died in 1905, but also because she spent her life’s work and earnings battling to keep the original premise pure and free of commercialization. From her first church celebration of Mother’s Day in May 1908 to her many efforts to get it recognized as a national holiday, which President Woodrow Wilson did in 1914 when he signed a measure to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, Anna fought to maintain the integrity of the holiday and died in 1948 exhausting her fortune and health in her battle to keep Mother’s day sacrosanct. Did you know this?

According to a National Geographic article, there are 7 things we might not know about Mother’s Day, we learn that: 1. Mother’s Day started as an anti-war movement. Julia Ward Howe is the earliest to be attributed to starting a Mother’s Day campaign to promote peace and activism in 1872. She and others of her ilk saw a political connection to this important day. 2. A former football coach promoted an early version of Mother’s Day — and was accused of “kidnapping” the holiday. Frank Hering, coach at Univ of Notre Dame proposed a Mothering day celebration in 1904 but Anna Jarvis accused him of kidnapping the holiday. 3. FDR designed a Mother’s Day stamp. Or at least he tried. While Woodrow Wilson’s stamp was a success, FDR’s didn’t sit well with Jarvis so it was canned. 4. Mother’s Day’s founder hated those who fundraised off the holiday. Anna Jarvis didn’t approve of organizations profiteering from the holiday. 5. The mother of Mother’s Day lost everything in her fight to protect her holiday. Anna Jarvis said: “To have Mother’s Day the burdensome, wasteful, expensive gift day that Christmas and other special days have become, is not our pleasure.” She spent her life suing and battling others to protect the sanctity of the holiday to no avail. It remains a highly commercialized day even as we celebrate the basic premise conveyed on this special day – Mom is love. Honor her. 6. Courts Heard “Custody Battles” Over Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis sued many over this holiday. She was determined to keep it a sacred day free of retail exploitation. 7. Flowers are an original tradition that endures (sort of). The white carnation was Jarvis’ choice flower because its petals hold steady as they wither instead of dropping. Today, your flower choice is entirely yours.
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MY MOTHER By Ann Taylor
Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping on my cradle bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed?
My Mother.

When pain and sickness made me cry,
Who gazed upon my heavy eye,
And wept for fear that I should die?
My Mother.

Who taught my infant lips to pray
And love God’s holy book and day,
And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way?
My Mother.

And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee,
Who wast so very kind to me,
My Mother?

Ah, no! the thought I cannot bear,
And if God please my life to spare
I hope I shall reward thy care,
My Mother.

When thou art feeble, old and grey,
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away,
My Mother. via poemhunter


To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother,”
Therefore by that dear name, I long have called you-
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you
In setting my Virginia’s spirit free.
My mother- my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life. via famouspoemsandpoets


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“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” Honore de Balzac

Motivation 2020: For Mother's Day #mothersday

Motivation 2020: For Mother’s Day #mothersday

Motivation 2020: For Mother's Day #mothersday

Motivation 2020: For Mother’s Day #mothersday

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. Robert Browning
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. Jessica Lange
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Maya Angelou
Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together. Susan Gale
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday. Martha Stewart

Honoring Our Mothers and Others: As we celebrate Mother’s Day across the nation, may I suggest performing a charitable act? Empower others. Be a mentor and/or a blessing to someone else. As a mother of twin girls, I’ve always believed that we should encourage our children to follow their heart’s dreams and learn to be courageous because life comes with its share of challenges that could be small or large. A key way to overcome and develop our metier is to find creative and prayerful ways around our struggles. Staying down should never be an option. We have that strength in us and we can tap into it when life throws us a curveball so, make this Mother’s Day as an opportunity to speak a blessing of affirmation and strength to your mother, your children, and to others. Go do it and don’t forget to honor yourself too.

One of the best gifts our mothers have given us is the gift of life and that is important to remember. Our mothers leave us memories that add to our narratives of their lives. I remember once when my Mom entered a singing competition on TV, something to do with who could make the sound “ohhhh” the longest, and I believe she either won or came a close second. My siblings and I were mortified yet thoroughly fascinated by her daring nature. It was something that might seem innocuous today, but not so common for a married woman, back in the day. One thing I can say for sure is that there was never a dull moment around my mother as she made sure to sprinkle our lives with lots of memories… and her special brand of love. Create new and fun memories for your children, share stories with your Mom of memories you hold dear of her and create new ones. Often, people think that the memories that count are the huge and colorful ones but, if you reflect on your own life, you’d agree that there are memories tucked away that are simple and joyful; a smile, a word of encouragement… even a simple hug. Go hug mom and your loved ones in close contact, and send virtual hugs to those you can’t hug because of the Covid19 scare.

For Mother’s Day, I send happy cheers and blessings to all Mothers everywhere. If your memories are happy, so-so or sad, know that your life is a celebration and for that, we must be thankful to our Mothers. Go sprinkle some love and joy on your mom and/or on all the women who nurtured you!

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Thank You Mom!
As I Look Back…
As I look back on my life
I find myself wondering…
Did I remember to thank you
for all that you have done for me?
For all of the times, you were by my side
to help me celebrate my successes
and accept my defeats?
Or for teaching me the value of hard work,
good judgment, courage, and honesty?
I wonder if I’ve ever thanked you
for the simple things…
The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we’ve shared?
If I have forgotten to express my gratitude
For any of these things,
I am thanking you now…
and I am hoping that you’ve known all along,
how very much you are loved and appreciated.
Author Unknown



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Until Next Time…
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Mirth and Motivation
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213 Comments leave one →
  1. Antonia || Lifestyle blogger (@SweetPassions07) permalink
    05/05/2020 1:14 am

    Such lovely poems! I didn’t know about the Mother’s Day background. Thank you for sharing that information!

  2. Petra permalink
    05/05/2020 1:14 am

    Extensive information and meaningful highlight of this important day. I love the quotes!!!

  3. Karen Smedley permalink
    05/05/2020 1:16 am

    Wonderful, your posts are always so informative. The comment that gels with me is turn off the joy robbers. I completely agree.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:35 pm

      Hahaha, a lot of people connected to that one too.

  4. TWUSS permalink
    05/05/2020 1:53 am

    I love how every culture celebrates mothers day differently yet also still the same

  5. Sarah permalink
    05/05/2020 3:09 am

    I find it so interesting that Mother’s day is celebrated in different months in different countries 🙂

  6. Ell x permalink
    05/05/2020 4:01 am

    Very interesting. We have Mother’s Day earlier than you, here in the UK!

  7. momelite2 permalink
    05/05/2020 4:24 am

    You always pick the best quotes and poems. Thank you for the mother’s day inspiration.

  8. Sarah m permalink
    05/05/2020 6:26 am

    Mother is blessing for all of us may ALLAH bless our mothers good health and life

  9. Kev S permalink
    05/05/2020 10:43 am

    I love the quotes and poems. Thanks for sharing. Mothers are loved.

  10. Kenneth permalink
    05/05/2020 2:35 pm

    Happy Mothers Day to all wonderful moms. Most are amazing as they get motivation from their family esp kids. Thanks for sharing this post

  11. ashmoney83 permalink
    05/05/2020 5:07 pm

    I never realized how Mother’s day is celebrated in various parts of the world! This was interesting!

  12. LifeMagHealth permalink
    05/05/2020 7:44 pm

    Nice article! I love the poems too, will definitely be saving and sharing these on Mother’s Day. They are all lovely and touching.

  13. Karen Smedley permalink
    05/05/2020 8:52 pm

    Very informative and thought provoking post.

  14. Shristi permalink
    06/05/2020 12:12 am

    Great tips for staying motivated through this time.

  15. Ann permalink
    06/05/2020 3:44 am

    Thank you for sharing all thease beautiful words to all of the mothers of the world!
    Cheers from a Swedish mother 🙂

  16. Jessica Collazo permalink
    06/05/2020 4:15 am

    These are some interesting facts about Mother’s Day I like how you put up this post happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.

  17. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    06/05/2020 7:44 am

    I appreciate my mother so very much – EVERY day!! 🙂

  18. Neely permalink
    06/05/2020 8:27 am

    OH I want to check out that history of mothers day! I bet it would be super interesting!

  19. Polly Amora permalink
    06/05/2020 9:31 am

    I’m a grateful for my mother and I don’t just honor her every mothers’ day. She taught me how to be strong, independent, and to face challenges with fierce will and optimism. Thank you for this inspiring post!

  20. Stephanie permalink
    06/05/2020 10:54 am

    I’m sad I won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with my mom this year. I was supposed to fly to Florida to visit a couple of weeks ago and we were going to do an early Mother’s Day/Dad’s Birthday celebration while I was in town but that trip was canceled. Thankfully, with technology, I can still video chat with her!

  21. Brianne permalink
    06/05/2020 11:04 am

    The Thank You Mom poem really hit me right in the feels. I’m seriously tearing up right now.

  22. blueskydreamers permalink
    06/05/2020 11:13 am

    Lovely poem by Maya Angelou. Sorry to know about your mother. She must be watching you and must be so proud of you for spreading so much positivism with your blog 🙂

  23. Chad permalink
    06/05/2020 11:50 am

    This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for the poem, a Mother is everything…Can’t wait to give my mom her gift.

  24. The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving) permalink
    06/05/2020 1:00 pm

    Did you write that poem, Elizabeth? Beautiful. I especially loved the lines “You were always
    the heart of happiness to me”.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:34 pm

      Which poem?

      • The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving) permalink
        19/05/2020 7:25 am

        How embarrassing. I just realized the poem was by Maya Angelou. Thanks again for sharing!

  25. blair villanueva permalink
    06/05/2020 1:26 pm

    I think Mother’s Day are for everyone: for Fathers who act as Mothers too, for Mothers who didn’t give birth for biological children, for our second Moms who always on our side more than our biological Moms.

  26. Tena permalink
    06/05/2020 4:14 pm

    “Turn off the JOY Robbers – Consume less news and related media” and “Enjoy the simple things” are my favorite things on the list! I may start doing some of that tomorrow!

  27. advent14 permalink
    06/05/2020 4:29 pm

    This Mother’s Day is going to be hard with quarantine!

  28. Mariyam permalink
    06/05/2020 11:32 pm

    So beautiful! I love poems by Maya Angelou and this one is no exception <3

  29. twuss permalink
    06/05/2020 11:53 pm

    happy mothers day 2020! its an odd year this time!

  30. Sayed Williams permalink
    07/05/2020 12:16 am

    Good poems you’ve posted. I can write these on the card I’m gonna give to my ma. Do make one about gift recommendations.

  31. Raksha Nagaraj permalink
    07/05/2020 2:38 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! It’s important to appreciate all the efforts mothers put in. We should be celebrating mothers everyday.

  32. Warp Speed Odyssey permalink
    07/05/2020 3:29 am

    Those poems about Mothers are very nice. My just add one in the mother’s day card ill give to my mom.

  33. Notesbycheeia permalink
    07/05/2020 5:22 am

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed reading it

  34. Neil Alvin permalink
    07/05/2020 5:37 am

    Amazing Mother’s Day post. This made me miss mom.

  35. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    07/05/2020 5:40 am

    I miss my mom. Its been 7 years since she passed. I hope the people who still have a mother in their life don’t take them for granted. Appreciate her while she is here.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:33 pm

      I feel your pain. Hugs and love <3

  36. GV Caplas permalink
    07/05/2020 5:52 am

    Very touching! Would borrow some of these for my greeting cards 😊❤️

  37. Kate Loves Travel permalink
    07/05/2020 6:07 am

    Love the ‘Thank You Mum’ poem at the end… I can certainly relate to that! I’m trying to remember to thank my Mum now for all the things she’s done for me over the years.

  38. Nilakshi permalink
    07/05/2020 6:14 am

    All the poems that you have included are so beautiful!

  39. Kenny Ngo permalink
    07/05/2020 6:36 am

    I wish I could finally celebrate Mother’s Day for myself. In the past few years, it’s always been about my mom.

  40. Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) permalink
    07/05/2020 6:55 am

    I so much adore the thoughts different people of all times shared with us all. Empowering and invigorating.

  41. Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem permalink
    07/05/2020 8:47 am

    I’m going to miss seeing my mom is person this year. I sent her something really special in the mail and she really loved it. Hopefully I can give her a hug soon when the pandemic situation is a little better.

    Having a good mom is a blessing. I appreciate all the goodness you shared here. Thank you! And I hope you have a happy mother’s day. And that you and yours are safe and well <3

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:32 pm

      Amen and likewise…

  42. Norma permalink
    07/05/2020 9:36 am

    Wow what a good blog. I am really looking forward to Mothers Day for sure.

  43. Flavia Bernardes permalink
    07/05/2020 9:41 am

    I love those fun facts about mother’s day around the world. So interesting. Thanks for sharing

  44. Bree L. permalink
    07/05/2020 11:25 am

    Mother’s Day is such a special day to me. I get to celebrate my mom and my kids to me!

  45. Fatima Torres at MTME permalink
    07/05/2020 12:10 pm

    What a great way to dedicate something to the mamas. There’s so much to be grateful for when you have loving family.

  46. Papa Bida permalink
    07/05/2020 12:41 pm

    Great post. Mothers will surely be motivated. I like the poem too.

  47. Liz Bayardelle permalink
    07/05/2020 2:33 pm

    What a wonderful Mother’s Day post! I love how you get inspiration from so many different sources

  48. momhandsarefull permalink
    07/05/2020 3:06 pm

    These are interesting facts. It’s one of the celebrated events in this side of the world.

  49. Charlotte Petit Noble permalink
    07/05/2020 4:42 pm

    What a beautiful honor you give here. The poems are really beautiful. They make me want to write one for my mom.

  50. Fatima Torres at MTME permalink
    07/05/2020 4:45 pm

    Such lovely pieces about motherhood in this post. Sometimes we forget how much sacrifice goes into parenting that we don’t thank our moms enough for what they’ve done (and continue to do) for us.

  51. Flossie permalink
    07/05/2020 5:59 pm

    I am so sorry this will be your first Mother’s Day without your mama. That is hard. I love your concept of Defiant Joy, though!

  52. Museblogonline permalink
    07/05/2020 6:00 pm

    Such amazing facts I didn’t know off

  53. dris permalink
    07/05/2020 6:59 pm

    love all these thanks for sharing

  54. Astute Copy Blogging permalink
    07/05/2020 9:06 pm

    In the U.K. where I live, Mother’s Day was celebrated much earlier in the lockdown. Mothers are so deserving that we need to appreciate and celebrate them each and every day!
    Thanks for an inspiring post.

  55. My Kitchen permalink
    07/05/2020 11:10 pm

    Empowering others during this mother day is a beautiful gesture
    Especially empowering women who don’t have children.They should also feel loved.

  56. bethan taylor-swaine permalink
    08/05/2020 12:28 am

    I am so sorry to hear your Mum passed away, that must be so hard. I really hope that Mother’s Day isn’t too difficult for you x

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:32 pm

      It wasn’t bad… I had a lot to be grateful for.

  57. Razena permalink
    08/05/2020 3:52 am

    The poem brought tears to my eyes and reminded me how much I still miss my late mom.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:31 pm

      I’m sorry for your loss too. <3

  58. Joanna permalink
    08/05/2020 4:35 am

    I had no idea that Mother’s Day was at the beginning an anti#war movement. It’s interesting to see how different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different dates.

  59. aisasami permalink
    08/05/2020 6:03 am

    It is hard for me to celebrate Mother’s Day as my mom is far away (I live in Japan and she lives in US). But I do call her and tell her how much I love her.

  60. Angela Cardamone permalink
    08/05/2020 10:12 am

    Thank you for the motivation! Everything has been so off this year that I almost forgot about it!!

  61. SiennyLovesDrawing permalink
    08/05/2020 1:32 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to all dedicated & lovely mums

  62. tweenselmom permalink
    08/05/2020 2:02 pm

    This is really motivational! Thanks for an interesting article 🙂

  63. Anirban Panda permalink
    08/05/2020 8:17 pm

    Loved the blog. We must take care of our mother

  64. Arris Gawe permalink
    08/05/2020 8:56 pm

    I totally loved this one. We should really honor and show our deepest gratitude to our mom because they are our number one supporters.

  65. LifeMagHealth permalink
    08/05/2020 9:05 pm

    Very touching poems. I think I need to share this for Mother’s Day! It’s a wonderful heart-felt gift.

  66. Sumit Sharma permalink
    08/05/2020 10:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing such detailed poem! Loved it

  67. GV Caplas permalink
    08/05/2020 11:06 pm

    I truly believe on the saying that how you treat your mom is how your child would be treating you as well. So, whatever situation you may have, love still.

  68. Monidipa permalink
    09/05/2020 1:22 am

    I was just reading bible here the Bible consistently asks followers to honor and love their mothers. Examples of this can be seen in Exodus 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother,” and Leviticus 19:3, “Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father.” However I really loved Ann Taylors Poem here.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:30 pm

      Thank you…

  69. katrina Kroeplin permalink
    09/05/2020 3:14 am

    happy mothers day! i def try to make joy about the little things. it’s what gets me through the day.

  70. Christa Anne permalink
    09/05/2020 3:29 am

    Mother’s Day can be a complicated one for many. This year, I’m celebrating a low-key Mother’s Day filled with a few of my favorite people and thing.

  71. emman damian permalink
    09/05/2020 4:44 am

    Mother’s Day is an important day to the light of our homes – our moms! They take care of us and serve as guidance. It is important to honor them on this special day.

  72. RHT_Stephen permalink
    09/05/2020 12:48 pm

    Didn’t realise there was so much to know about Mothering Sunday, This year will be difficult but I hope all moms have a great day

  73. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    10/05/2020 12:24 am

    What wonderful poems and Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there.

  74. mariah green permalink
    10/05/2020 5:22 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to the mother in your life. Mother, A Cradle to Hold Me is my favorite of Maya Angelou <3

  75. Polly Amora permalink
    10/05/2020 6:02 am

    I like all of these specially To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe. ❤️

  76. amayszingblogs permalink
    10/05/2020 4:48 pm

    My mom is my superhero best friend and sister she’s is always there to support my journey and always give me smile when I feel worst Happy Mother’s day to all moms!

  77. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    11/05/2020 4:15 am

    I got to Facebook Portal with my mom yesterday, but it definitely wasn’t the same as getting to see her. I love that poem from Maya Angelou, I’m going to share it with my mom.

  78. Kirsty Taylor permalink
    11/05/2020 5:35 am

    I really love the idea of honouring our mum’s with defiant joy, and particularly the idea to turn off our joy rubbers. Something I plan to fully embrace!

  79. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    11/05/2020 5:47 am

    Mothers are precious. During this crazy times we understand it even more clearly family matters most. Mothers are unique and so much needed for each and everyone of us. Happy Mother’s day!

  80. mypathtotravel03dc5fb406 permalink
    11/05/2020 7:34 am

    So many lovely quotes. I don’t know which one I like the best.

  81. bethan taylor-swaine permalink
    11/05/2020 7:41 am

    I love that poem by Maya Angelou, all of her work is just so beautiful. Have you read Letters To My Daughter, it’s one of my favourites.

  82. Marie permalink
    11/05/2020 9:14 am

    Wow, this is such a good article about all things related to Mother’s Day. I especially loved the section about honoring mothers and others. Such beautiful ways to speak love into others’ lives.

  83. kingutaji permalink
    11/05/2020 9:38 am

    Wow i really forgot to wish my mum a happy mothers day, reading this post had me smiling because it brings a lot of sweet memories i have with my mom. Happy Mothers’ Day MOM .

  84. Kenny Ngo permalink
    11/05/2020 9:48 am

    Mothers are the most precious thing If a man can’t honor his mother, he’s not a man.

  85. Oscar permalink
    11/05/2020 11:56 am

    Happy Mother’s day to you and to all amazing moms around the globe. Your post is great!

  86. Komal permalink
    11/05/2020 12:43 pm

    These poems are all so special! It’s a great collection of items.

  87. Allie permalink
    11/05/2020 1:05 pm

    Beautiful Mother’s Day post!

  88. Cynthia Hoover permalink
    11/05/2020 2:28 pm

    Happy Mother’s day! I especially like that you noted ‘turn off the joy killers’ that is so true! It is amazing how much satisfaction and joy comes from unplugging sometimes.

  89. Neely permalink
    11/05/2020 2:57 pm

    I hope you had a lovely Mothers Day! I try to honor all the mothers in my life!

  90. Marjie Mare permalink
    11/05/2020 3:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing another beautiful inspirational post with us. It has brought back great memories, 2 years ago, someone started our mother’s day party with thie Mother, A Cradle to Hold Me By Maya Angelou and it was breathtaking.

  91. Bella permalink
    11/05/2020 5:13 pm

    Was sorry to read about your mothers passing, but it sounded like she was an amazing person who held her head up high. I never really thought of mothers day as a way to give back but am going to incorporate doing more charitable things with my mom not just on mothers day but more often now.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:29 pm

      Yes, memories are a special way to hold each other close.

  92. LifeMagHealth permalink
    11/05/2020 7:47 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom, and for all the mothers out there! Your post is very lovely, gotta share this and forward some to my mom!

  93. iamShielaMae permalink
    11/05/2020 10:04 pm

    Mother’s Day is one of the most joyful celebrations because our dear Moms deserve such honor and gratitude on this special day.

  94. Fransic verso permalink
    11/05/2020 10:07 pm

    Im sorry to know about your mother but she was a brave. You have a wonderful words you mentioned and thats lovely.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:29 pm

      I agree…

  95. sumit permalink
    12/05/2020 12:05 am

    what you say is s true , we need to aim to live a better positive life . Indeed in this pandemic ,
    the social media is mostly all about negativity and very less positivity and i guess that affects out outlook as well as to how we go about during the day and out interaction with others

  96. Kenny Ngo permalink
    12/05/2020 12:17 am

    Mothers need to be honored at all times. It’s very important to always honor them since they gave us life.

  97. passionatedreamland permalink
    12/05/2020 1:56 am

    This post is just so lovely!

  98. Sharvina.y permalink
    12/05/2020 2:06 am

    Mothers are so special! While we celebrate Mother’s Day yearly, we need to live it on each and every single day.

  99. Hannah permalink
    12/05/2020 2:06 am

    These poems are just so sweet for Mother’s Day! The one by Ann Taylor I cherish so much!

  100. Melanie May permalink
    12/05/2020 2:56 am

    Aw, what a lovely post. So much fabulous information about motherhood. I love the quote” Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. Unknown”

  101. momelite2 permalink
    12/05/2020 3:03 am

    Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day! It was certainly different this year.

  102. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    12/05/2020 3:23 am

    When things turn to mother, I am emotional. I miss my Mom so much. Shes in heaven now.

  103. 12/05/2020 3:37 am

    Wow! So much love for moms! There’s no human race without mothers.

  104. World in Eyes permalink
    12/05/2020 4:10 am

    WOW! what an amazing poems! Love to read the brief history of mother’s day and loving world like…
    Who taught my infant lips to pray
    And love God’s holy book and day,
    And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way?
    My Mother.

  105. Jordan permalink
    12/05/2020 4:47 am

    I love Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. Really perfect for Mother’s Day tributes. And love the concept of defiant joy! Happy Mom’s Day to all the moms out there!

  106. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    12/05/2020 4:47 am

    I love those poems about mothers. This is our 2nd Mother’s Day without our mama who lost her battle with cancer in 2019. We celebrate the occasion by laying flowers on her grave, and thanking her for nurturing, raising and loving us. She is terribly missed, but will never be forgotten.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:28 pm

      So sorry for your loss… <3

  107. Wendy permalink
    12/05/2020 5:16 am

    Thank you for this Mother’s Day Motivation! It was so different this year.

  108. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    12/05/2020 6:21 am

    Amazing, I learned something new from your article. Thanks for sharing this.
    Happy Mother’s Day.

  109. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    12/05/2020 7:34 am

    Cheers to all the mothers in the world. Know that you are always appreciated for all the hardwork.

  110. argonagency permalink
    12/05/2020 8:07 am

    Loved reading this.

  111. solidparent permalink
    12/05/2020 8:48 am

    I love the poem for mothers day.

  112. Fatima D Torres permalink
    12/05/2020 9:01 am

    The poems gave me chills. I didn’t have the best relationship with my mother growing up, but I vowed to be more present for our kids.

  113. permalink
    12/05/2020 11:56 am

    As a first time mom, I appreciate this post a lot. Happy Mother’s Day to you too

  114. Marjie Mare permalink
    12/05/2020 12:26 pm

    I am sorry for the passing of your mother last year. I am sure she’s rejoicing in heaven as she sees your determination and defiant joy to celebrate her this year.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/05/2020 6:27 pm

      True… thank you. 🙂

  115. tweenselmom permalink
    12/05/2020 4:10 pm

    These quotes, poems, and facts are really heartwarming and I’d love to show these to my mother, show them how much I appreciate them.

  116. Shelley from permalink
    12/05/2020 5:07 pm

    When I look into the eyes of my young toddlers and kiss them on the forehead, I hope they can sense the love I have for them. Motherhood is an incredible thing. Thanks for the history lesson on Mother’s Day, Ann Reeves Jarvis, and the Mothers’ Day Work Club. I’d never heard that before.

  117. Think Happy Thoughts permalink
    12/05/2020 7:11 pm

    Belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! You are all amazing! And as of this post, thank you for giving a much needed appreciation and motivations to all moms <3

  118. thehealthfulideas permalink
    12/05/2020 7:14 pm

    All I did for my mom this year was to call her because shes so far, all the way in europe while I’m in canada and sadly cant visit 🙁

  119. blair villanueva permalink
    12/05/2020 11:34 pm

    The best gift for every Mothers are love and more appreciation. Knowing that we value their words means a lot for them.

  120. ♡ Better Date Than Never ♡ (@Loulabelle_1984) permalink
    13/05/2020 12:56 am

    Mothers Day was a strange one for us this year. Not being able to visit my mum and give her a hug was heartbreaking. I’m really hoping we can start seeing family and friends again soon.

    Louise x

  121. sumit permalink
    13/05/2020 1:16 am

    i think that we should have a positive attitude to our mothers all year long and not just on a specific day

  122. Polly Amora permalink
    13/05/2020 1:49 am

    I think mother’s day should be celebrated everyday and we should show our appreciation to the strong, beautiful women who raised us. Love the poems.

  123. Sedija Lejiete permalink
    13/05/2020 2:07 am

    Such a nice and positive article! I wish I could have celebrated Mother’s day with my mom, but unfortunately due to pandemic, this year we celebrated it virtually, but it was still positive and fun. Happy Mother’s day to Mothers worldwide, you are amazing! 💛

  124. mypathtotravel03dc5fb406 permalink
    13/05/2020 3:40 am

    Wonderful, your posts are always so informative. The comment that gels with me is turn off the joy robbers. I completely agree.

  125. Meghana Rao permalink
    13/05/2020 5:47 am

    Interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

  126. JM XZKYL permalink
    13/05/2020 6:39 am

    I believe all of us will agree when i say that Mothers are the greatest person in our lives. She will do everything just to make us happy. Thus, we should give back the love and happiness to our mothers by simply obeying her, talking to her regularly, driving her to the malls/groceries, etc. 🙂

  127. Serena permalink
    13/05/2020 10:06 am

    Wow! So much info in this post…Very educational! Thank you!

  128. NaturalBeautyAndMakeup(Ana) permalink
    13/05/2020 1:35 pm

    Mothers are really the best. No one can replace her 💕 Her love is pure and unconditional. Loved reading your post and the poems ☺

  129. Marjie Mare permalink
    13/05/2020 3:40 pm

    Thank you for giving us that brief history on mother’s day. Mothers are the reason the world exist to me.

  130. Kristyn permalink
    13/05/2020 4:53 pm

    I didn’t know there was so much history to the holiday! Such interesting information!

  131. AMY permalink
    13/05/2020 7:22 pm

    This is beautiful. Mother’s Day is such an important holiday. We really should spend more time appreciating our moms, it’s great to really take this day to celebrate.

  132. Indu Indra permalink
    13/05/2020 7:27 pm

    Amazing tribute for mother on Mother’s Day. Loved each quote.

  133. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    14/05/2020 3:23 am

    Mother’s Day is something I actually look forward to as I tend to prepare videos for my mom 🙂

  134. Monalisha permalink
    14/05/2020 3:55 am

    Glad to read this post today. Mothers are so special in everyone’s life. All my gratitude always to all moms.

  135. colossalumbrella permalink
    15/05/2020 7:18 am

    I am sure most of friends doesnt know the history behind Mothers Day just like me. Thanks for sharinf

  136. mypathtotravel03dc5fb406 permalink
    16/05/2020 1:47 am

    Hi Elizabeth, lovely in depth post. I like the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

  137. Paolo permalink
    16/05/2020 2:04 am

    Nice post! May is one of my favorite months because it is my mom’s birthday and mothers day. Thank you for sharing the history of Mother’s day

  138. Allan Anova permalink
    16/05/2020 3:53 am

    I just want to greet you and your family a Happy Mother’s Day!

  139. Chelsea permalink
    16/05/2020 4:05 am

    Well i learned something new today, such a great informative post and i really like the poems!

  140. With My Little Ones permalink
    17/05/2020 3:51 am

    Living a few thousand miles from my mom makes this day always very emotional!!! Thanks for sharing this.

  141. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    17/05/2020 6:57 am

    Mother’s Day never gets old. Shout out to my mom
    I love you!

  142. Polly Amora permalink
    17/05/2020 8:43 am

    These poems are beautiful and inspiring. ❤️

  143. Bindu Thomas permalink
    17/05/2020 6:14 pm

    Loved the post. Lovely poems. “Loved Thank You Mom!” much more.

  144. 17/05/2020 8:42 pm

    I loved this quote; Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. I often feel like we should listen to our moms more. It might be her experience or a mere instinct, she is always gonna be right.

  145. kelly permalink
    18/05/2020 6:35 am

    I wish I had seen this before mothers day, but I love the poems!

  146. Moon Ray permalink
    18/05/2020 7:25 am

    Loved the quotes!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  147. Christine Weis permalink
    18/05/2020 8:11 am

    So beautiful and what a wonderful way to celebrate mothers. I love all the poems. What a perfect tribute! Happy Mother’s Day to all.

  148. mypathtotravel03dc5fb406 permalink
    18/05/2020 9:05 am

    Very interesting and informative post. Thanks for sharin

  149. ashley permalink
    18/05/2020 9:42 am

    These are all so great and lovely tributes for Mother’s Day

  150. ashley permalink
    18/05/2020 9:43 am

    These are all great and perfect tributes for mothers day.

  151. talamayclarkgmailcom permalink
    18/05/2020 10:13 am

    I love the History of mothers day section especially talking about ancient Rome and the poems are lovely.

  152. thestreetqueenblog permalink
    18/05/2020 10:16 am

    Such beautiful compilation of poems!

  153. Cinny permalink
    18/05/2020 11:10 am

    Some beautiful quotes you have in your post there! Happy Mother’s Day and as trying as some days get, we don’t give up on our kids.

  154. Marie permalink
    18/05/2020 4:12 pm

    That poem by Maya Angelou melted my heart!

  155. Ann permalink
    18/05/2020 9:10 pm

    Beautiful post, I never realized how Mother’s day is celebrated in various parts of the world 🙂

  156. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    18/05/2020 9:26 pm

    Beautiful poems! I wish my mom was still alive so I can read them to her. This is the 2nd Mother’s Day without my Mama. It is sad, but I am sure she is still watching over us from heaven. Miss her dearly.

  157. Andrew permalink
    18/05/2020 10:18 pm

    Wow, I love it your poems Elizabeth! I need to share the post with Elodie!

  158. Gervin Khan permalink
    18/05/2020 11:51 pm

    This is such a beautiful article and beautiful tribute to all mother’s. It is also good to know the background about Mother’s Day and I am glad that I am celebrating this day with my Mother. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MOTHERS OUT THERE!

  159. rosannabailey40 permalink
    19/05/2020 1:21 am

    Beautiful poems and such an informative post! I really enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing the history of Mother’s Day 🙂

  160. Fabulous Perks permalink
    19/05/2020 2:28 am

    This is a beautiful poem. Mother’s Day is so special to me, I’ve always dreamt of being a mom.

  161. tweenselmom permalink
    19/05/2020 2:42 am

    I agree! Thanks for an interesting article 🙂

  162. Sarah Meh permalink
    19/05/2020 2:48 am

    Mums are the best and expressing your love to them makes them feel so valuable.

  163. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    19/05/2020 3:12 am

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely post about mothers day. I really enjoyed it. I miss my mom.

  164. yaswtanu permalink
    19/05/2020 4:18 am

    Such a great collection of poems, enjoyed reading them.

  165. littlemisadvencha permalink
    19/05/2020 4:29 am

    This may be a little late. But I am wishing you and all the mothers happy mothers day! You are deserving of all the love in this world…

  166. WritesandBlogs permalink
    19/05/2020 6:05 am

    Your posts are always motivating. The poems, the heart warming messages and the celebrations as a respect to our mothers all amazing. I came to know about your mother, she was brave indeed. Mothers are real treasures in our life, such selfless love.

  167. Flo permalink
    19/05/2020 8:02 am

    Very interesting read. I particularly like the poem, so beautiful.

  168. Iris C. Permuy Hércules de Solás permalink
    19/05/2020 12:30 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss! Thank you for finding the strength to post this beautiful and informative post about mother’s day.

  169. Michelle permalink
    19/05/2020 3:18 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to mothers. Hope you had a lovely mother’s day!

  170. paolo permalink
    19/05/2020 5:09 pm

    Such a wonderful post. Mothers deserve all the love

  171. Olivia Robins permalink
    19/05/2020 7:06 pm

    Great article Elizabeth , because im Polish but living in uk , i be celebrating mothers day twice , uk one was in march , and Polish one is due on end of may , i think being a mum have changed my outlook on the world 360 degrees – and my daughter is why whole world
    kind repards Pati Robins

  172. khoingn | The Broad Life permalink
    19/05/2020 7:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing the motivation. Happy Mother Day to all the mothers in the world!

  173. Allan Anova permalink
    19/05/2020 8:16 pm

    I know it’s later for mother’s day but everyday should be mother’s day! Anyways, this is a nice article and I love reading it specially it’s for mother’s day!

  174. Sarah B. permalink
    19/05/2020 9:18 pm

    Great show of appreciation for all mothers around the world. The poems are so touching!

  175. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    19/05/2020 9:51 pm

    I love the Mother’s Day video: I didn’t know anything from the video! I loved the poem as well, so beautiful and delicate

  176. ansh997x permalink
    19/05/2020 10:24 pm

    Mothers are truly divine beings. Their presence in life is to be appreciated.

  177. Ishani Nath permalink
    19/05/2020 11:59 pm

    Such a thought provoking post on the occasion of Mother’s Day. Your mother’s blessings are always with you.

  178. JulesMaybeTryThis permalink
    20/05/2020 12:43 am

    I think Motherhood *is* a big gamble (for lots of rewards), but I am struck as how many do it so poorly. I think if we all remember that we are producing young adults who will join and integrate into society, we will know what it takes to being a good mother.

  179. Papa Bida permalink
    20/05/2020 12:51 am

    Wow, Thank you for sharing these wonderful stories and appreciations to our mothers. Glad to read your writing.

  180. mypathtotravel03dc5fb406 permalink
    20/05/2020 1:44 am

    Very interesting and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  181. Mudpiefridays permalink
    20/05/2020 3:46 am

    A great reminder to tell or show your mom some love! It is the hardest job on the planet! I’m lucky to have an awesome mom and mom figures as well!

  182. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    20/05/2020 9:24 am

    I love this. I am missing my mother so much. the last time I saw her was just before mothers day x

  183. Sushmita Malakar permalink
    20/05/2020 10:01 am

    Beautiful! Motherhood is definitely the greatest feeling. Everyday I feel grateful for being brought up by a strong woman like my mom 🙂

  184. Jessie Synan permalink
    20/05/2020 4:10 pm

    I always love how much history you include in your posts. I feel like I can always win at trivia with all of this info!

  185. blair villanueva permalink
    20/05/2020 4:34 pm

    I love the wording of this poem. And I believe that everyday is Mother’s Day!

  186. Ashley J Newton permalink
    20/05/2020 6:28 pm

    It’s crazy, we don’t always think about how simple holidays are celebrated around the world. This is so cool!

  187. Kenny Ngo permalink
    21/05/2020 11:00 am

    I’m a bit at odds with my mother these days but I will always honor her and appreciate her. She is still the most important woman in my life.

  188. lipstickcafe permalink
    21/05/2020 11:34 am

    These poems are so nice!

  189. Kimberly Caines permalink
    22/05/2020 1:02 am

    This is really a wonderful tribute for all the mothers out there. and the poems are so beautiful.

  190. lipstickcafe permalink
    23/05/2020 6:54 am

    This is such a beautiful article, I enjoy the poems everytime I re-read them!

  191. Alyssa permalink
    01/06/2020 10:24 pm

    Mothers are really precious and they sacrifice so much for their family. Thank you for this heartwarming article.

  192. catherine santiago jose permalink
    04/07/2020 7:25 pm

    I like the idea of celebrating mother’s day although we should treat them special everyday and I am happy that I am still able to celebrate this day with my mother and with my kids.

  193. Nkem permalink
    26/08/2020 4:27 am

    These really made me appreciate my mother! Thanks!

  194. Eric Gamble permalink
    20/10/2020 12:22 pm

    This past mother’s day was particularly hard for me as my own mother suddenly died on March 13th. So, it was a day of reflection and a little sadness for me as I truly love and deeply miss her. The finally paragraph of Ann Talyor’s poem My mother really touched me as I was there with her alone when she died:
    When thou art feeble, old and grey,
    My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
    And I will soothe thy pains away,
    My Mother

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      23/10/2020 11:34 am

      So sorry to hear that Eric. Sending healing prayers and my condolences to you and your loved ones… yes, the pain lingers and we never forget. <3


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