From being an amazing entrepreneur to being a friend with whom you share your silly sorrows, a mother has always been there. Sheâs someone who makes the word âhardâ seem âeasyâ. A teacher, a chef, a helper, a pusher, and a friend when needed, a mother has made sure that her children are safe and sound. Donât you think we need a day to recognise the efforts and love of mothers all over the world?
âTo describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbowâ -Maya Angelou
Motherâs Day Date
With the intention of honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society, the world celebrates Motherâs Day on May 8th every year. In this world dominated by men, it is truly a special day for mothers.
So what is the history of Motherâs Day? And when did it come to light?
History & Significance of Motherâs Day
Motherâs Day is celebratedÂ every second Sunday of May. Anna Jarvis was the first person to make Motherâs Day a recognised holiday in the United States in 1908 to honor her mother, Anna Reese Jarvis, who was a peace activist. Annaâs motherâs memorial took place at St. Andrews Methodist Church in West Virginia, which is now known as the Motherâs Day Shrine. It was Annaâs belief that a mother is,
âThe person who has done more for you than anyone in the worldâ
With significance comes celebration! A small gesture of gratitude and affection can make a motherâs heart flutter! A bouquet, book, accessory, clothing, or surprising her with a morning breakfast is one amazing way to start a Motherâs Day.
Make Motherâs DayÂ even more special with these 5 ideas!
DIY gifts or crafts
Whatâs better than making a gift with your own hands? A handmade photo frame, flowers with a small note, making accessories, a painting,Â or a drawing not only makes it a budget-friendly and time-saving option but also cherishes all the efforts and memories!
Cook a special meal for your mother. You can always cook an extravagant dish or make a small breakfast before your mum wakes up to surprise her!
Take her out
Take her on a special outing. This could be going out for a nice dinner or taking a trip to a favorite place. Donât forget to tell her how much you love her and spend time with her.
Make sure she has time to herself. This can be done by sending her on a spa day, relaxing walk or simply allowing her time alone. Serve your mother with love. Itâs important to show your mother that you care about her and her well-being.
Keep in touch
Send her a loving letter. Write about your admiration for her and the wonderful mother she is. Your mother will feel appreciated if you stay in touch regularly and are there for her when she needs you.
Motherâs Day Quotes
Want to express how you feel about your mum in words but donât know how to? You donât need long paragraphs, but a sweet line or two can brighten up your momâs day! Here are the quotes from people you idolizeÂ on how they feel about their mothersâ!
Weâve put together quotes to make Motherâs Day even more special!
âAll that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.â
âBiology is the least of what makes someone a motherâ
âIt may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?â
âTo describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.â
âLove as powerful as your motherâs for you leaves its own mark.. To have been loved so deeply.Â Will give us some protection dailyâ
âIâm still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life such as an affectionate and levelheaded womanâ
âMotherhood: All love begins and ends there.â
âMy mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I Â base my life on, and this is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mindâ
âMothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.â
âMy 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,Â and physical education I received from her.â
âI am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, There would be no more wars.â
-E.M Forster, Howards End
When a mother is happy, family is happy. When the family is happy, the nation is happy.
-Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
âLife begins with waking up and loving my motherâs face.â
âGod could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.â
â Rudyard Kipling
âThere is no life role that is more essential than that of motherhood.â
-Elder M. Russell
âMy mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.â
âIf love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.â
âI can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.â
âBut behind all your stories is your motherâs story, for hers is where yours begins.â
âYouth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A motherâs secret hope outlives them all.â
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
âThe influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.â
-James E. Faust
âWhen you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.â
âMy mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow.â
âMother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.â
âA motherâs arms are more comforting than anyone elseâs.â
âThere is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.â
-Sara Josepha Hale
âWe are born of love; love is our mother.â
âA motherâs love is more beautiful than any fresh flowerâ
âThe world needs our mothers.â
âA mother is clothed with dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.â
âMotherhood: All love begins and ends there.â
âThere is no velvet so soft as a motherâs lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.â
âWhen you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.â
âMotherâs love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.â
â Erich Fromm
Playlist for Motherâs Day!
Do you love to sing? Or are you planning to debut your singing skills and surprise your mum with a melodious song? Here is a list of songs that you can play and express how you feel about your mum!
- The Best Day â by Fearless
- Maa- from Taare Zameen Par
- The Perfect Fan- by Millennium
- Mama Liked the Roses- from Elvis in Memphis
- Mama Saidâ by The Shirelles
- Tu Kitni Achhi Hai-from Raja Aur Runk
- A Song For Mamaâ by Boyz II
- You Raise Me Upâ by Josh Groban
- Donât Forget To Remember Meâ by Carrie Underwood
- Iâll Always Love You Mama-by The Intruders
Movies for Motherâs Day
Are you planning to spend the day in a pleasant way? With popcorn, chips, and soft drinks, you can watch your favorite fun movies with your mom. Here is a list of movies that you can also binge-watchÂ on Motherâs Day!
- The Blind Sideâ Netflix, Prime
- Braveâ Hotstar, Google Play
- Momâ Amazon Prime
- Wonderâ Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play
- English Vinglishâ Amazon Prime, ZEE 5, Apple TV, Google Play
- Babyâs Day Outâ Disney+ Hotstar
- Little Women-Google Play, Youtube
- Secret Superstarâ Netflix
- The Sky Is Pink-Netflix, Google Play, Youtube
Poems for Motherâs Day
Do you and your mother enjoy poetry? DoesÂ reading or writing poems soothe your mind and soul? Then here is a list of poems that you can recite to your mother!
- Wonderful Motherby Pat OâReilly
- A Thank You Note by Lang Leav
- Only One Motherby George Cooper
- I Am Much Too Alone In This World, Yet Not Alone,by Riner Maria Rilke
- Motherby Nikita Gill
- My Heart by Sharlynn N. Manning
- Dear Mother by Herman Vymislicky
- Her Wandsby Maggie Pittman
- A Motherâs Loveby Helen Steiner Rice
- Mother OâMine by Rudyard Kipling
Let it be big or small, celebrating mothers on this day is one of a million ways to thank your mother for all that she has done. This article tells you all the fun ways to surprise your mum and family! So together, letâs honor the women who raised and nurtured our families for greater love.