When is mother's day?
In India, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In 2021, in India, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 9.
Why do we celebrate mother's day?
We love our momma's every single day of our lives. Then, why celebrate this particular day?
Life is too short guys. Let's celebrate and live it as much as we can. Occasions were indeed created to break the mundane and pump up our spirits into the party mood. So let's party with our loved ones, let's make them feel special, feel loved and cared.
I think, we all can agree that we tend to take most of the things in our lives for granted, mother's love is just one of that thing. We have always had it with us, ever since we knew we existed.
Mummy was always there, waiting for us to return from school, waiting for us to finish our milk, and now, waiting for us to talk to her.
Sadhguru says "The beauty of motherhood is not in reproduction. The beauty of motherhood is in inclusion."
It's not because your mother reproduced you, that's not why a mother is precious. Because in many ways, she saw you as a part of herself, it's because of that.
She took you in her life and made you the most important part of it. She spent the most beautiful years of her life, taking care of you, raising you to be who you are now. She did not sleep just to ensure that you sleep well.
Now, you are independent, you are far away from her, but even now she may not be sleeping well, thinking about you, worrying for you.
It's awesome if you are with your mother. But, even if you are far away from her, you can do something to make her feel special.
We think about so many good things about our loved ones, but then we park them somewhere in our heads, planning to express them some time later. And, that later may get too late.
Make time on this day, for her. Make time for your Mother. She deserves it.
3 Ways To Celebrate Mother's day
This pandemic has been hard on all of us, with the multiple lockdowns due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, many of us have realised the importance of having loved ones in our lives. Right now, some of us are not living with our mothers.
Then, how can we celebrate mother's day differently amidst Covid19?
Trust me, more than anything else, your mamma needs your time. Give her your time and she will be the most happiest person on this earth. She loves you unconditionally. Just love her back.
If you are staying with her then take up the responsibility of all the housework. Let her take the day off and relax. Pamper her with some nice head massage and a complementary feet massage. She may actually resent it, thinking that how can she make her little baby do these things. But do it. Spend the day with her, only with her.
If you are away from your mom, then pick any or all of the ways mentioned below to show her some more love.
1. Make her walk down the memory lane.
Look out and grab all the old pictures you can get your hands on. Make a beautiful video out of it, send it to her and watch your mom smile.
2. Plan and set up a virtual Chai Party.
Decide and finalize a time when both of you are free, ask your mom to prepare a nice cup of chai for herself and keep some snacks ready to go with it, you too do the same and cosy up on your favourite couch. Make a video call and get talking, gossiping, laughing.
3. Watch a movie or maybe even a Saas Bahu serial together.
Come on. Accept it. You too have enjoyed watching the saas bahu serials in mummy's company. Although you could always get away by saying that the TV remote was under her control.
Just do it all over again, watch it at the same time. Time it properly. And let the show begin.
Now, don't be disheartened if due to any reason you are not able to do any of this. Just call your mother and talk to her. Just talk. Hearing your voice makes her world come alive.
History of Mother's Day - How Mother's Day Celebration Started as we know it today:
For the curious minds wondering how it all started. Here is a bit. It all began in the United States where a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in the early 20th century. She was a peace activist and later started a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognised holiday to be dedicated to peace. Anna Jarvis demanded to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".
Nowadays, Mother's day has been overly commercialised. Whereas it is supposed to be a celebration to honour the mother of the family.
That does not mean you should hold back yourself from gifting her whatever you desire, but remember that you are her true treasure. And not just on this day, every single day of her life she desires you!!!
Particularly this year, Mother's day has a different meaning to me because now I am a mother too. If you are a mother, reading this article, I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day.
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