FYI: On the origin of Mother’s Day, the Encyclopædia Britannica (1959 edition) states:
“A festival derived from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Formal mother worship, with ceremonies to Cybele, or Rhea, the Great Mother of the Gods, were performed on the Ides of March throughout Asia Minor.”
“Regarding the adoption of Mother’s Day in the United States, the New York Times of May 10, 1953, reported”…“In spite of the popularity of Cybele, . . . and sporadic occasions honoring mothers during the Middle Ages, it was not until 1914 that the proper combination of sentimentality, idealistic promotion and hard business sense impelled the United States Congress to designate the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.”
No, THANKS!:)…but this is 1 Mother of 4 who doesn’t want ANY worship whatsoever!…all i need is…L-O-V-E & you know, that’s what All-Breathing-Fragile-Life really needs….2…day and every day…year-round Love & Compassion!
Read this beautiful point recently in an article:
“‘Regardless of age, culture, language, or race, all humans have a deep-rooted need to love and be loved. According to some reports, our nervous system is specially designed to sense love and tenderness.”
(Do You ever feel like you’re talking to the wall??:) or in this case, the writing (“love”) is on my home wall…my son took the above-photo today 5/11/13)…This is a favorite description/definition of Love:
“Love is long-suffering and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things…. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
Think of the positive impact more LOVE would have on our entire planet! Every breathing thing would benefit. True/unselfish love doesn’t need a predetermined, “scheduled” occasion (i.e. Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, etc.) to manifest itself! We should be alert to opportunities to demonstrate compassion for family, friends, neighbors and everyone all the time…our entire global-family needs compassion NOW.
THANK YOU for showing Agape (unselfish) Love to All-Breathing-Fragile-Life (not just Moms) today, everyday…Let’s practice our compassion language by fluently speaking some Greek (for further context please check out: A Leader’s Language: Are You Fluent?) aka AGAPE!…PEACE to YOU & YOURS!:)
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Last reviewed: 11 May 2013