Did you know that Mother’s Day started back in the 1600s in England? Every year on the 4th Sunday of Lent, the churches celebrated mothers. At the end of the service, children presented gifts such as fruit cakes and flowers to their mums.
Why don’t you do something old-fashioned this year for your mum? Show her how special she is to you. Your actions will speak a million words of love.
Some ideas for a special treat are:
- Make her breakfast in bed
- Give her a special Mother’s Day facial
- Bake her a delicious fruit cake
- Cook her a juicy roast meal
- Buy her a lovely bunch of flowers
My Mother’s Day gift to you are some inspiring quotes. Whether you’re a mum or not, you’re a special woman. I appreciate you and I hope you have a fantastic Mother’s Day.
M is for the million things she gave me.
O means only that she’s growing old.
T is for the tears she shed to save me.
H is for her heart of purest gold.
E is for her eyes, with love-light shining.
R means right, and right she’ll always be.
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,
A word that means the world to me.
~ Howard Johnson
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their heart’s forever.” ~ Unknown
” 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, Women and Beauty
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” ~Rajneesh
“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.” ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin
“When you were small and just a touch away, I covered you with blankets against the cold night air. But now that you are tall and out of reach, I fold my hands and cover you with prayer. ~ Dona Maddux Cooper
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” ~ Honore de Balzac
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ” ~ Tenneva Jordan
“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” ~ George Washington
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
I know you’re busy and there’s not enough hours in the day. Life is short. Time is precious. But make time for your mum on Mother’s Day. Make it a day she’ll remember and cherish. And don’t forget to tell her how much you love her.
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Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Was how we handled our problems.
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around.
Now, read the poem again, from bottom to top:
Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you have a beautiful day. Today couples all over the world will be celebrating their love for each other. I’m happily single. I don’t have a man to buy presents for me or spoil me. Nor do I have a man to spoil or buy presents for. But there is a man I want to celebrate today. He’s my dad, and my hero.
I’m sharing a post I wrote on my other blog with you. Because I want everyone to know about my wonderful dad. Valentines Day is about love. It doesn’t have to be about the love of a husband. And I don’t think love should be celebrated on just one day. It should be celebrated all year round.
I want to make use of this opportunity to share my love for my dad.
This is the third post for Ruth Synder’s Writers’ Blog Hop. This week, it’s a character sketch about our hero. My hero is my dad. I wanted to share a little about him and how he affected my life.
My new life
I stared miserably through the car window. Thick grey fog danced around us. My dad’s face gazed rigidly ahead. He looked like he was getting ready to take a photograph. My mother sat solemnly beside him, mouth spiralled into a frown. Next to me in the back of the beige Morris Minor car sat my little sister. Her eyes roamed over my body like a revolving yo-yo.
I recently told you that I’ll be changing the theme and direction of Miraculous Ladies. I’m a little behind because I’ve been working on my copywriting business. But I didn’t want to leave you hanging. So, I’m sharing some inspiration about being an entrepreneur.
The entrepreneur’s journey is not easy. You’ll face challenges. Especially during the early days. There’ll be ups and downs as you set yourself up in business. You’ll have days when doubts will try to dominate your mind. Questions of uncertainty will fly through your head. And the fear of the unknown will make you want to pack it in.
But hold on! Don’t give up before you even start. This article is not meant to scare you. But, to prepare you. Nothing good in life comes easily. And the most successful people are the ones who persevere, work hard and stay focused.
Have you read any of my old blog posts? If not, I’ve got a treat for you.
I told you in my latest post that Miraculous Ladies will be changing direction soon. I will be updating my theme with a new yummy look. I’m also working on an awesome FREE product to give your for standing by me.
I haven’t done much to show my appreciation. You deserve a big Thank You and more!
Oh yea, before I forget to tell you. Miraculous Ladies will be offline for a few days. It could be this week or next. It depends when I get the time to update the theme. Please be patient with me while I work behind the scenes to give you a gorgeous looking new blog.
Lastly, I’ve put together five of my favourite humorous, ‘blast from the past’ blog posts for you.
Curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea or coffee. Relax, read and have a laugh.
Without further ado, here is my treat for the week for you.
My plan for 2014 is to turn Miraculous Ladies into a blog to support mature entrepreneur ladies over 40. In my 2013 Christmas article I mentioned that this blog will be changing directions. It’s something I’ve considered for a few months.
The reason why I created this blog was to share knowledge, inspire, educate and motivate ladies. I’ve done that in many ways. But now I want to do more. It’s time to use Miraculous Ladies to help you start the business you’ve dreamed of.
Why mature entrepreneur ladies?
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson