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“Who sat and watched my infant head, When sleeping on my cradle bed, And tears of sweet affection shed? My Mother.” Ann Taylor

Motivation 2021: Mother's Day #mothersday

Motivation 2021: Mother’s Day #mothersday

Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. Barbara Kingsolver
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. Sophia Loren

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Mother’s Day is a special day we celebrate this month too. It’s been a while since I posted because life has been incredibly hectic behind the scenes. The pandemic changed our lives in so many ways, and learning to go with the flow is imperative. I decided to make the extra effort to add a post because both topics matter to me… Taking care of our mental health and nurturing ourselves are two crucial steps we all need to take during this season. While many of us have gotten vaccinated, we are not entirely out of the woods with Covid19. It rages on in many parts of the world, and our prayers, support, and vigilance are required. The confluence of Mother’s Day and Mental Health Awareness is significant because both are about nurturing and healing ourselves. Both demand compassion, patience, and support. Let’s lift the stigma and seek the care we need. How are you coping? How are you nurturing yourself and your loved ones? How are you protecting your mental health?

READ: 2009 For My Mother… and Father – Love’s Vacuum Filled
2010Oprah’s Gift: An Inspired Mother’s Day Weekend with Oprah
2011Sprinkles of Love: Happy Mother’s Day!
2012Inspiration: Happy Mother’s Day…
Musings: In My Mother’s Garden…

After a While Attributed to Jorge Luis Borges
(revised and copyrighted by Veronica Shoffstall)

After a while, you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t always mean security.

And you begin to learn
That kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman
Not the grief of a child

And you learn
To build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is
Too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way
Of falling down in mid-flight

After a while, you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers

And you learn
That you really can endure
That you are really strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn, and you learn
With every goodbye, you learn.

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.
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 they 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. Poem by Ann Taylor via poemhunter.com

 

“Mothers have the ability to liberate by love or, by neglect, to imprison. They’re our first teachers; they are our first loves.” Dr. Maya Angelou

Motivation 2021: Mother's Day #mothersday

Motivation 2021: Mother’s Day #mothersday

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. Sophocles
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. Kahlil Gibran
I remember my Mothers prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all of my life… Abraham Lincoln
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back. Gloria Steinem

Happy Mother’s Day: When I think of Mother’s Day, my memories are of events and conversations shared with family and friends with a few strangers added to the mix. Mothering is not always easy, so those memories are equally mixed with sadness and joy, elation and deflation, pleasure and pain. My Mom was an avid gardener, and her gardens were rich with vibrant colors and teeming with life. Mom had her challenges, too, and bore them with grace. Another bittersweet aspect of Mother’s Day for me is that my Dad passed away on the 9th of May. So even though it’s been over a decade, every Mother’s Day brings back memories of his influence on my life. I miss them both.

As a mom, I’ve inherited some of my Mom’s ways and struggled to let go of other aspects of that inheritance. As we grow into our own version of Motherhood, we see glimpses of the past, and we come to recognize how we have become our mothers in so many ways. We strive for the best version of that vision and surrender the rest to the universe. It is a precious job, and for that, I celebrate all Moms this month. What memories do you hold dear? What memories do you let go of? Enjoy the posts and poems I’ve added above and below. May they speak to your heart as they have spoken to mine.

READ:- 2013Reflections: 100 Is The New 78…
2014Reflections: Happy Mother’s Day
2015Motivation Mondays: APPRECIATION
Save The Children: State of the World’s Mothers Report 2015
2016Motivation Mondays: Mother’s Day

My Mother Kept A Garden by Kelly Z.
My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life its start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem…
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me.

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for APR – MAY 2021 are:

APR
04/01 –
01/10 –
01/17 –
01/24 –
01/31 –
National Poetry Month, National Sexual Assault Prevention And Awareness, National Autism Awareness, Stress Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Fair Housing Month

MAY
05/01 –
05/09 – Mother’s Day (USA),
05/16 –
05/23 –
05/30 –

Mental Health Month, Lyme/Lupus Awareness Month

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“Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” Maria Shriver

Motivation 2021: Mother's Day Reflections #mothersday

Motivation 2021: Mother’s Day Reflections #mothersday

 

Motivation 2021: Mother's Day #mothersday

Motivation 2021: Mother’s Day #mothersday

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. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. Maya Angelou
[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
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

Mental Health Awareness Month: When we think about what we are grateful for, it is effortless to consider our family first. Family is supreme; family is divine; family is our foundation. True, but we need to stop and think about what comes before family? Life, breath, love, health, desire, and effort to sustain all are key elements that help us shape our family history, and mental health is at the forefront of that conversation.  Without our health, especially our mental health, everything else falls into the background, and life becomes a blur, a dark hole, an abyss. It is critical not to sweep these conversations under the rug when our loved ones are suffering or when we ourselves need help. During this season of transition from lockdowns to a gradual return to life as we once knew it, make time for reflection, self-care, and check in regularly with loved ones. More on this later… Happy Mothering. Happy Mother’s Day Every Day!

READ: 2017Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother’s Day! #mothersday
2018 Motivation Mondays: Why Mother’s Day Matters
2019Motivation Mondays: For Our Mothers #mothersday
2020Motivation 2020: For Mother’s Day #mothersday

What is the greatest gift? by Mary Oliver

What is the greatest gift?
Could it be the world itself — the oceans, the meadowlark,
the patience of the trees in the wind?
Could it be love, with its sweet clamor of passion?

Something else — something else entirely
holds me in thrall.
That you have a life that I wonder about
more than I wonder about my own.
That you have a life — courteous, intelligent —
that I wonder about more than I wonder about my own.
That you have a soul — your own, no one else’s —
that I wonder about more than I wonder about my own.
So that I find my soul clapping its hands for yours
more than my own.

 

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149 Comments leave one →
  1. Olivia Robins permalink
    10/05/2021 11:18 pm

    these poems are trully incredible , especially the first one , and you are right since pandemic i havent been posting much myself as life have gotten in the way. kind regards pati robins at style squeeze blog

  2. Krysten Quiles permalink
    10/05/2021 11:57 pm

    I love these poems! My mom will be here next week and I can’t wait!

  3. Ntensibe Edgar permalink
    11/05/2021 12:41 am

    One saying has struck me warmest….”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”

  4. Kuntala permalink
    11/05/2021 12:49 am

    Those poems are so beautiful. They really capture what it means to be a mom and what moms mean to their children.

  5. Mary Kate permalink
    11/05/2021 1:52 am

    Beautiful poems, thank you for sharing! Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    11/05/2021 2:19 am

    Motherhood is the noblest profession any woman can ever do in her life. I was blessed with the kindest, most caring mother, but she passed away 2 years ago. Mother’s day will never be the same without her. But I take her as my inspiration. I may not even measure up to her standards, but I am doing my best.

  7. Emily Fata permalink
    11/05/2021 2:46 am

    I loved reading these Mother’s Day poems! Moms are such a big, important part of our lives.

  8. amalateesside permalink
    11/05/2021 2:55 am

    Family is so important. I really enjoy spending time with my Mum on Mothers day. Great article and very reflective. I enjoyed reading it.

  9. Nyxinked permalink
    11/05/2021 4:21 am

    Beautiful words here for all mothers.

  10. crisshex88 permalink
    11/05/2021 4:29 am

    The best phrases that make you think and move in the face of the party that pays homage to the most beautiful and important woman in the life of every human being!

  11. Celebrate Woman permalink
    11/05/2021 4:50 am

    Powerful and beautiful day to celebrate a woman and be thankful for a mother or mother figure in our lives.

  12. thewelltraveledchild permalink
    11/05/2021 4:52 am

    Those are beautiful! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  13. Fatima Torres permalink
    11/05/2021 5:33 am

    Being a mother is a lot like planting a garden. You sow the seeds of what you hope, only to find out you’ve been given an edible plant. One that nourishes others they touch.

  14. Eric Gamble permalink
    11/05/2021 5:55 am

    I lost my mother last March 2020. She died at the hospital with just me by her side. So these past 2 mother’s days have been strange for me. I am in general a free spirit who never needed to call my mother all the time or even visit. But I always knew she was there waiting to hear my stories, push me to grow, and encourage my life as an adventurer!
    To me, Maya Angelou’s quote best summed up my mother perfectly!
    “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/05/2021 4:42 pm

      So sorry… I was wondering why you disappeared for a while. My hugs and love to you

  15. Samantha permalink
    11/05/2021 6:18 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you had a great weekend.

  16. bye:myself permalink
    11/05/2021 8:31 am

    Somehow this whole pandemic makes me see life from a different perspective – and ‘pointless’ events like mothers day suddenly get more meaning 🙂

  17. Hang Around The World permalink
    11/05/2021 10:10 am

    When I read your articles I know that there will be something interesting. These reflections are real, thanks for sharing. – Amalia

  18. argonagency permalink
    11/05/2021 12:31 pm

    Wow this was so incredibly beautiful. Mother’s Day is a rough time for me and to have this type of work composed to read really helped.

  19. Fransic verso permalink
    11/05/2021 3:57 pm

    Happy mother’s day to all the mothers and I totally agree, the gift doesn’t come only with one way or thing.

  20. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    11/05/2021 7:12 pm

    I like the poem by Ann Taylor. It speasm about how our loving mother sacrifice to see us through as we take our place in the sun. Mothers are the best creatures in this world.

  21. Michael permalink
    11/05/2021 8:57 pm

    One of the most taken for granted persons in our lives, really. Thank you to them! What a reminiscing post.

  22. emman damian permalink
    11/05/2021 10:41 pm

    Mothers are the light of the house. They guide us to the right path. They should be celebrated not just one day but everyday!

  23. Nyxinked permalink
    11/05/2021 11:43 pm

    Such a beautifully worded post. I hope you had a lovely mothers day. Ours was back in March here.

  24. Alyssa permalink
    12/05/2021 12:23 am

    This is such a special month! Mothers are heroes because they are ready to do anything for their loved ones especially their children. They are always ready to help and support. Such strong women!

  25. Ben permalink
    12/05/2021 12:46 am

    I love these poems. They really capture what real motherhood is all about. Very touching.

  26. Gervin Khan permalink
    12/05/2021 12:56 am

    My mother is one of the most strongest and wonderful woman I’ve met in this world. Without her, I am not here and without her, I am nothing.

  27. aisasami permalink
    12/05/2021 1:05 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the moms out there. It is a beautiful day to celebrate and honor the moms who inspire us and raised us to be the people we are.

  28. Super Busy Mum permalink
    12/05/2021 1:12 am

    Aww, this is such a lovely post. In the UK our Mothers Day is in March! Isn’t it funny how their on different dates…

  29. renee permalink
    12/05/2021 2:34 am

    Mother’s day was such an amazing day for me this year!

  30. Sally permalink
    12/05/2021 3:59 am

    May is a very nice month. Spring is in the air and its a wonderful time to spend with our moms.

  31. Bryan Carey permalink
    12/05/2021 4:05 am

    Mothers everywhere deserve to be celebrated! My mom passed away from cancer a few years back, but her memory lives on!

  32. amalateesside permalink
    12/05/2021 4:22 am

    Looking after our mental health, especially coming out of lockdown is so so important. Everything feels a little crazy internally I agree. great post x

  33. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    12/05/2021 5:01 am

    Indeed, a mother’s love is unequalled. She is always our protector and supporter.

  34. Mosaic Murals permalink
    12/05/2021 5:10 am

    This is so beautiful! The poem made me emotional, thank you so much.

  35. Crickette, The Things I Have to Say permalink
    12/05/2021 5:30 am

    “Mothers have the ability to liberate by love or, by neglect, to imprison. They’re our first teachers; they are our first loves.” Dr. Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou is my favorite. And since we’re in the subject of mothers, I’ll bring up my favorite poem of hers, “Phenomenal Women”. Mothers and all women are marvelous. We’re one of a kind, and while some underestimate us, it’s just cus they’re intimidated by us.

    I love my mother. The quote above is so true about my mom.

  36. 12/05/2021 7:02 am

    What a beautiful piece by Ann Taylor! Hers will be my favorite among the works above. Indeed, motherhood is the greatest blessing that a woman can have. And a good mother is the best gift that any child will receive.

  37. Christine Weis permalink
    12/05/2021 7:53 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you had a wonderful day. I enjoyed the poems and quotes in this post. Being a mom and reflecting who I am as a mom has definitely changed my life,

  38. Sara | mshealthesteem.com permalink
    12/05/2021 8:12 am

    My mom just received her mother’s day gift today and we spoke on the phone. I miss spending time with her and my dad – can’t wait until we’re able to visit together more regularly again. Thank you for this lovely ode to mother’s day. Mother’s make the world brighter <3

  39. Georgina permalink
    12/05/2021 8:24 am

    The month of May is a beautiful month in many ways – we say goodbye to the wintry winds and embrace the longer and brighter days amidst spring showwers 🙂 but this year has had a special meaning as you have noted. While we have been vaccinated, we are not out of the woods yet and the “freedom” we have in the new normal is much appreciated.

  40. Gavin permalink
    12/05/2021 9:52 am

    Beautiful poems and a great read! When you grow and mature and take a second to look at what your mother taught you it’s really quite scary how much of an influence she has on your life!!! In our family I’m the stay at home parent so I hope I provide our daughter with as much as my mother provided me

  41. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    12/05/2021 12:59 pm

    I wish I had a better relationship with my mother, but I do wish everyone else a wonderful loving day!

  42. Monidipa permalink
    12/05/2021 1:45 pm

    A Mother is one of the greatest gifts of God. There are many precious things that God has bestowed on us however a Mother is one of the unique gifts of God. She is the embodiment of sacrifice and love. … From the time immemorial, the selfless love of a Mother is known all over the world and is a universal truth.

  43. Alita pacio permalink
    12/05/2021 7:53 pm

    Happy mother`s day to all. It is truly an amazing but not an easy job. One of my reflections this year is that being a mom is not about what you gave up when you had a child but its what you gained from having a child.

  44. knycx permalink
    12/05/2021 9:37 pm

    Mother’s day was just over, and now we are looking toward father’s day~ Thanks a lot for the motivation and appreciate this~!

  45. Polly Amora permalink
    13/05/2021 2:33 am

    My Mother by Ann Taylor is my most favorite of these poems. Upon reading I can’t help but think of my own mother. She’s hands-on in taking care of us growing up and I always make sure that she knows I appreciate everything that she did/does for me. She’s the best!

  46. bushrazblogs permalink
    13/05/2021 2:41 am

    I really loved the poem “My mother kept a garden”. Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing 👍

  47. 13/05/2021 4:15 am

    I’ve re-read After A While and I like it, too! It’s about learning from your experiences both good and bad.

  48. aisasami permalink
    13/05/2021 4:47 am

    Mother’s Day is super important to remember as it is the time to remember our mothers and the women who care and support us.

  49. Roshanna21 permalink
    13/05/2021 6:00 am

    These poems are actually really beautiful, I know mothers day has passed but saying a happy mother’s day to everyone who views this comment. You are all amazing

  50. Mae Loureto permalink
    13/05/2021 8:56 am

    This is so touching for a mom like me. Especially this line, “And you learn That you really can endure That you are really strong And you really do have worth And you learn, and you learn
    With every goodbye, you learn.” I never really knew how strong I was until I became a mom. Motherhood has taught me so much, and still am learning every day.

  51. bye:myself permalink
    13/05/2021 9:05 am

    All those wonderful words appreciating all those wonderful mothers – beautiful! I got an extremely generous gift this year….and a generous share of love. I’m very grateful!

  52. Moon Ray permalink
    13/05/2021 10:50 am

    Very inspiring. Keep us updated with your motivational topics.

  53. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    14/05/2021 1:15 am

    My mother was not the greatest mom, but she did what she could with what she had. I appreciate her for that, but everything she did that scarred her children is everything I will not be doing to mine. She was my first teacher and what I learned was how NOT to be a mother. I am sorry if this is a little dark, but it is where my heart and mind are at.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/05/2021 4:39 pm

      I appreciate your honesty. Mothering is not easy…

  54. renee permalink
    14/05/2021 2:31 am

    This was a very special mothers day for me. Thanks for sharing!

  55. sumit permalink
    14/05/2021 4:45 am

    My Mother by Ann Taylor , thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. Yes we are in dire times and in my part of the world there is deep agony and trauma happening. I thank you for standing up to us in your thoughts and prayers

  56. kidneyfornikki permalink
    14/05/2021 6:19 am

    I have definitely tried to find my own way as a mom. My son tells me I have some of my mom’s habits — some fo which is great and some which I am trying to manage better. Being a mom is a full-time job even when your child turns 18. Thanks for this post!

  57. 14/05/2021 7:15 am

    I may have to agree with you that we do tend to get some of our own mother’s characteristics. Though, I am not a mother myself yet. I have no idea what kind I will be, really.

  58. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    14/05/2021 11:55 am

    My mother is everything. Too bad she has gone too soon.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/05/2021 4:38 pm

      Hugs and love…

  59. Agnes Dela Cruz permalink
    14/05/2021 11:05 pm

    What a beautiful post for Mother’s Day. It’s a little different now to celebrate Mother’s Day since the start of pandemic, we just all needed to be safe for the whole family.

  60. Brianne permalink
    15/05/2021 2:43 am

    This post hit me so hard in the feels. My mom has been my rock for my entire life. Love this.

  61. Kuntala permalink
    15/05/2021 2:44 am

    I don’t know where I would be without my mother. She has been the biggest source of comfort and encouragement that anyone could ever ask for. I love the poems here. They really capture that.

  62. Christianforemost.com permalink
    15/05/2021 3:36 am

    Happy hapoy mothers day. We are all so blessed because of our mothers!! Spread the looove!

  63. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    15/05/2021 4:09 am

    I wish it is Mother’s Day everyday.

  64. Aimee amala permalink
    15/05/2021 6:49 am

    I love this poem. So heartfelt. Brought a tear to my eye. Your blog is great. Hope you all had a lovely mother’s day whatever generation.

  65. Nkem permalink
    15/05/2021 9:11 am

    These are beautiful. Thank you for spreading the love.

  66. kidneyfornikki permalink
    15/05/2021 9:22 am

    Thank you for reminding me about mental health awareness month. It has been difficult for most people to manage their mental health over the past year. This month helps us keep the importance of mental health in mind.

  67. Nilakshi permalink
    15/05/2021 9:40 am

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful poems. All the poems beautifully portrayed a mother.

  68. Cookappetite permalink
    15/05/2021 10:50 am

    Mary Oliver’s poem describe exactly how we mothers feel about our kids, we always put their needs before ours.

  69. A Nation of Moms permalink
    15/05/2021 3:07 pm

    Lovely poems and reflections. I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/05/2021 4:37 pm

      likewise 🙂

  70. SiennyLovesDrawing permalink
    15/05/2021 4:52 pm

    Yeah!! May is a lovely sweet month for all of us to celebrating Happy Mothers’ Day, I love my mama as always

  71. Blair villanueva permalink
    15/05/2021 6:19 pm

    Being a Mother is a real tough job with heavy responsibility, and not everyone is lucky enough to become one. There are many types of motherhood, however, they are all have great influence in building the next generation. To all Mothers, cheers!

  72. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    16/05/2021 3:42 am

    What beautifully written poems and Happy Mother’s Day to all!

  73. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    16/05/2021 4:27 am

    mother’s day is so very important. I do think mothers are very important and give a huge impact on your life as an adult. I am sure I am the woman I am not because of two mothers (and a father for sure) I got to be raised by: my mother and my grandmother

  74. 16/05/2021 6:16 am

    What a lovely Mother’s Day message. I look forward to Mother’s Day each year as I am so appreciative of my children and the stuggles I had to go through to have them.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/05/2021 4:37 pm

      Good. keep it up

  75. Ntensibe Edgar permalink
    16/05/2021 11:52 pm

    Well, this May, I am speaking about what’s inside of me, more and I feel lighter. I hardly get angry like I used to, in the past!

  76. Cam permalink
    17/05/2021 2:27 am

    I’ll be sending this to my mom for sure. With the craziness of covid and all other current events, it’s important to remember to cherish our loved ones- especially the strong mothers who helped us get to where we are now.

  77. NIkhila permalink
    17/05/2021 3:27 am

    Good one. I loved “my mother kept a garden by Kelly z”. I’m gonna send that piece to my mom this instant. Thanks for sharing

  78. Kuntala permalink
    17/05/2021 11:48 pm

    What is the Greatest Gift? is such a wonderful poem. I love all the Mother’s Day content here, but that poem touches me the most.

  79. Shilpa Bindlish permalink
    18/05/2021 12:11 am

    Beautiful dedication for mothers. Truly, no one can replace a mother’s love.

  80. Mary K Stallings permalink
    18/05/2021 2:36 am

    Beautiful poems! I especially loved
    “That kisses aren’t contracts
    And presents aren’t promises
    And you begin to accept your defeats
    With your head up and your eyes ahead
    With the grace of a woman
    Not the grief of a child”
    So powerful!

  81. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    18/05/2021 3:03 am

    God has given me the best mother in the world! It is just sad that she is no longer with us, so Mother’s day every year is kinda difficult. But we always have her in our hearts and we try to be as good as her when it comes to raising our own children.

  82. Leanne Wong permalink
    18/05/2021 4:26 am

    Lovely reflection about mother’s day and mental health awareness. It is important to check in on our loved ones especially during these times.

  83. Laura permalink
    18/05/2021 4:54 am

    Love these poems! I’m going to share some with my mother.

  84. Emily Fata permalink
    18/05/2021 4:56 am

    I love celebrating my mom on Mother’s Day. Showing her how much she means to me is so incredibly important.

  85. Nyxinked permalink
    18/05/2021 5:24 am

    Beautiful words. Mother’s day for us was many months ago, but it’s a lovely opportunity to celebrate mothers again.

  86. cinny permalink
    18/05/2021 7:15 am

    Those are some great poems. Mother’s Day was a busy busy day for us!

  87. knycx permalink
    18/05/2021 5:46 pm

    I would love to share this motivation with my mother and celebrate this special day to honor her 🙂 Thanks for so much positive energy 🙂 Knycx Journeying

  88. sumit permalink
    18/05/2021 10:11 pm

    My Mother Kept A Garden by Kelly Z is such a lovely poem, loved the words totally. Taking care of our mental health and nurturing ourselves are indeed very crucial to going through this very tough phase in out lives

  89. Anosa - MyrabevLife permalink
    19/05/2021 2:37 am

    Indeed such a good read! I wish every mother are given all the credits they can receive. Taking care and being a mom 24/7 is really a tough job. Every day is a mothers day for me. They deserve to be recognized.

  90. Kimberley permalink
    19/05/2021 4:54 am

    Our mother’s day is in March in Scotland so we celebrated already but it’s good to make the link between mothers and mental health.

  91. Susan gray permalink
    19/05/2021 8:16 am

    Such a well researched and thought out blog post.. I loved the quotes and poems, they made me think about what my mum meant to me and how I am her legacy/ garden. The mental health portion is interesting as being a mum/ mom is a full time job 24hours a day 365 days a year and it is so easy to lose yourself.

  92. Kenneth permalink
    19/05/2021 5:50 pm

    My mother and wife are always appreciated each day and not only mother’s day ~ that’s how I admire all mothers out there!

  93. Sondra permalink
    19/05/2021 7:24 pm

    This is beautiful. Mothers definitely deserve all the appreciation in the world!

  94. Kuntala permalink
    20/05/2021 12:58 am

    My mother has been my everything for as long as I can remember. This post really touches me, especially that final poem. So beautiful

  95. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    20/05/2021 2:34 am

    I lost my mom to cancer two years ago, so Mother’s day is always a difficult time. Never has a day passed without me thinking about her and our afternoon chat times. Miss her so much.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/05/2021 4:36 pm

      Sending you hugs and love… I rememberer

  96. cam permalink
    20/05/2021 4:12 am

    These excerpts are great. I truly love and cherish my mum, I’ll be sending her this article.

  97. Natalie permalink
    20/05/2021 4:14 am

    What a beautiful sentiment to all the mothers out there! These poems are beautiful and would be a great gift to even print these and put in a frame as a gift.

  98. Bryan Carey permalink
    20/05/2021 5:25 am

    Mothers Day has come and gone for this year, but Mothers Day should really be celebrated every day of the year! We can and should always reflect on our moms and what they have done for us.

  99. Stephanie permalink
    20/05/2021 5:37 am

    As a new mother I appreciate this post. Beautiful words. Thank you.

  100. knycx permalink
    20/05/2021 7:36 am

    Some of the reflections are really emotional especially with the one talking about the babies. Appreciate the post about the beautiful poems and writings – Knycx Journeying

  101. cinny permalink
    20/05/2021 2:56 pm

    Motherhood has been challenging. I love the attention but hate the ups and downs.

  102. Ntensibe Edgar permalink
    20/05/2021 9:48 pm

    “Mothers have the ability to liberate by love or, by neglect, to imprison. They’re our first teachers; they are our first loves.” Dr. Maya Angelou said so! This is truly it, reflecting upon my Mummy!

  103. crisshex88 permalink
    20/05/2021 10:17 pm

    Always and in any case we pay homage to the mother and these inspirations are really a beautiful point of reflection!

  104. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    20/05/2021 10:28 pm

    What beautifully written poems and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

  105. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    20/05/2021 10:41 pm

    I always take mother’s day seriously. parenting is a very difficult task and it has very high impact on our daily lives than we actually think (because each person is raised somehow). motherhood is not only parenting is also making life itself which is the biggest mystery of life

  106. spetracco permalink
    21/05/2021 2:40 am

    Mother’s Day is such a special time. I have beautiful pictures of me with my children on the day, every year since I was pregnant with my first. I love your poems.

  107. Jasmine E permalink
    21/05/2021 4:20 am

    Mother’s Day is such a reflective time for me, as Im always so grateful for the love my mother has for me. I love the poem by Mary Oliver also!

  108. Myrabev Anosa permalink
    21/05/2021 5:48 am

    May is really an important month for all of us. Aside from the Mothers day which everyone celebrates, it is also Mental Awareness Month which people should also be aware. Thanks to bringing this to your readers too.

  109. aimeelouyogini permalink
    21/05/2021 6:47 am

    I love mothers day.its a special time where I can spend some qt with my mother. Great article with some useful insights. Wonderful read. I love your blog posts.

  110. Christianforemost.com permalink
    22/05/2021 12:18 am

    Happy mothers day to all mothers out there we love u!

  111. Jenjen Balatico permalink
    22/05/2021 1:20 am

    I believe that mothers are superhumans. Also, they should really care for their mental health (all of us)

  112. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    22/05/2021 5:44 am

    Happy Mothers day to all the mothers in the world. I cannot imagine a world without mothers to take care of the household. Cheers.

  113. kidneyfornikki permalink
    22/05/2021 7:36 am

    I do have some of my mother’s habits but I have worked to create my own parenting style. I enjoy reading your encouraging Mother’s Day post. It gives me hope and ideas for the parenting days ahead.

  114. amayszingblogs permalink
    22/05/2021 1:23 pm

    Moms are real superheroes that we need to proud of that’s why I love my mom happy mothers day 🙂

  115. Oscar permalink
    22/05/2021 4:55 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mommies around the world. Without you, the world will dull. You make this world worth living. We love you all.

  116. aisasami permalink
    22/05/2021 9:36 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! I really love the poem that you used. It is very sweet and is what about the love of a mother and for a mother is all about.

  117. bye:myself permalink
    22/05/2021 10:24 pm

    This is such a touching post – full of tenderness. I must say that I’m blessed with a daughter that makes every single day mother’s day 🙏

  118. Jasmine Martin permalink
    23/05/2021 3:19 am

    I love to celebrate mothers. My mom has did so much for me. We wouldn’t even be here if it wasn’t for our mothers birthing us.

  119. Puneet Kaur permalink
    24/05/2021 3:04 am

    Yes, mothers are our first teachers and friends too. Good one!

  120. Kenneth permalink
    25/05/2021 5:02 am

    everyone agrees that mother are the best..so to all mothers and grand mothers enjoy this special month of mothers day

  121. knycx permalink
    25/05/2021 10:09 pm

    How sweet and wonderful with the mother’s day quotation and I think it’s a great celebration! looking forward to the one about father’s day too. – Knycx journeying

  122. Lily permalink
    25/05/2021 11:40 pm

    We all should celebrate mothers more. They gave us life!

  123. Ben permalink
    27/05/2021 12:44 am

    This post is so beautiful. I love all the feels it has. As someone who doens’t speak with their mother, I can say that this post captures all the things I wish I had with my mom.

  124. Brianne permalink
    27/05/2021 12:48 am

    This post gives me all the feels. I’ve always been incredibly close with my mother. I really love this.

  125. Leanne Wong permalink
    27/05/2021 12:54 am

    Our mothers really are our rocks. Our foundations. They help lay the groundwork for our entire lives, and they do it with so much love.

  126. Kuntala permalink
    27/05/2021 12:58 am

    This touched me so deeply. My mother has been my rock and my best friend for my entire life.

  127. Gervin Khan permalink
    27/05/2021 3:26 am

    I enjoyed reading this! Our mom’s the best! Cherish them like a gem and take of them like they’re some rare diamond! Spread love!

  128. Laura permalink
    27/05/2021 5:21 am

    Beautiful motivations, thanks for sharing!

  129. Cindy permalink
    27/05/2021 3:50 pm

    These beautiful words are true for me -“Who taught my infant lips to pray, And love God’s holy book and day, And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way? My Mother.” Mothers are so important.

  130. Dr. Elise Ho permalink
    27/05/2021 6:06 pm

    Mother’s Day was very different for me this year. My world shifted greatly.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/05/2021 4:24 pm

      I hope in a good way…

  131. abzstylz permalink
    27/05/2021 7:55 pm

    Such a lovely poems!…I love that they made this month Mental Health awareness month as well. I have made it a priority to make sure mentally I’m ok.

  132. Eloise permalink
    28/05/2021 9:34 am

    Mother’s Day is something special for sure! Love the poems and your reflections ; )
    I hope Mother’s out there are doing well mentally and emotionally throughout this pandemic. With my two tweens, it has been nice but also a challenge during covid!

  133. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    29/05/2021 12:11 am

    I am not what I am now if not for my mother. So she deserves to be remembered and honored. My mother is the best in the world.

  134. Aditinona permalink
    29/05/2021 3:26 am

    Beautiful poems, so moving they are.. having a mother by your side and being a mother are the two top blessings one can have.

  135. Lori Bosworth permalink
    29/05/2021 8:45 am

    Those poems are so touching! Yes, hopefully we all appreciate the hard work that our mothers do!

  136. Blair Villanueva permalink
    29/05/2021 9:12 pm

    Mother is the most beautiful word in the whole wide world, maybe throughout the universe. I can’t imagine more beautiful than that. It is amazing 🙂

  137. Christianforemost.com permalink
    30/05/2021 1:17 am

    Happy mothers day, every day of the year!

  138. LifeMagHealth permalink
    30/05/2021 1:38 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all! This is a great, touching poem with a very deep meaning. I would love to share this!

  139. littlemisadvencha permalink
    30/05/2021 2:40 am

    even the simplest poems become so beautiful when dedicated to moms. thanks for this compilation. every mother should be reminded that they are appreciated and loved for all the things theyve done in this world 🙂

  140. Roshanna21 permalink
    30/05/2021 9:04 am

    Mother’s day is definitely a very special day. We should celebrate our mother’s everyday !

  141. Anne permalink
    30/05/2021 3:40 pm

    Being a new mum and mentally struggling, so Lovely to read a very inspiring poem and article like this. Full of thoughts , learning and love.

  142. emman damian permalink
    12/06/2021 8:53 pm

    Mother’s Day is a very special event. It’s where we honor our moms, mothers, etc. We should always love and cherish them at any day too, not just on this day!

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