Day of Rest: Mother’s Day


Whether you have your mother or don’t, whether you are a mother or aren’t, I invite you to consider all the traits that you believe make for a wonderful Mama. Today, notice and celebrate all of that within YOU, you powerful, compassionate, nurturing, creative, fierce, tender, resilient Love, You! ~Tanya Geisler

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again today, I am so grateful, so lucky to have the mom I do. I think about those without a mother, whether their mother has died or is simply absent or ineffective, and about what a sad thing that is, to have to become your own mother. For my entire life, I’ve had a mother who loves me, who wanted me, who took care of me and still does, when I let her. She has been and is a constant, loving presence in my life. I am so lucky. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

And to balance out the love fest, and because I am not a mother myself, I offer you Why I Hate Mother’s Day by Anne Lamott.

And finally, because he’s adorable and always makes me smile, a Mother’s Day message from Kid President.

P.S. A beautiful note from Geneen Roth this morning,

First, I wanted to wish you all a happy, sweet Mother’s Day. Whether you are a mother of a child or not, hopefully, you mother yourself, and you do with all the love you can muster.

So, today, whatever the situation, muster that love. That kindness. Allow yourself to make room for yourself. Sometimes that’s all it takes. We keep shoving ourselves out of the way, keep wanting to distract ourselves or numb ourselves from what we’re feeling. Muster the love. Lavish yourself with kindness. See what happens.

4 thoughts on “Day of Rest: Mother’s Day

  1. Joy

    I *love* that you experience such an enriching connection with your mother. I hope to be such a mother with my children. As for the message of Mother’s Day, we each have an inner child, and we have each ‘birthed’ something–an idea, creation, connection–so this is a celebration for all. Happy Day!

  2. Rita Ott Ramstad

    Thank you thank you thank you for including Anne Lamott. I missed this gem. When I got to the part about hating Valentine’s Day, I laughed out loud.

    I hope you have a good day. Not because it is Mother’s Day, but just because. 🙂

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      I just love Anne Lamott. I have been enjoying the backyard with the dogs today. Things are just now blooming and budding, after all the snow we had, the sky is blue and everything is super green.


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