Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Showing Love On Mother's Day

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:www.quora.com/profile/Marie-Vonow/blogs Other:www.weekendnotes.com/profile/marie-vonow/
Love (182)      Family (102)      Consumerism (22)      Mothers Day (8)      Mothers (5)      Acknowledgement (3)     


Showing Love On Mother's Day
Image by Marie Vonow

Mother's Day is fast approaching. It is usually the day when people remember their mother and other women who have played a significant part in their lives. It is also a day when restaurants are booked out and many businesses benefit financially from the sale of flowers, chocolates and all sorts of items bought as gifts.

Some people feel sad on Mother's Day if the woman who gave birth to them is no longer alive. They may make a trip to the cemetery and leave flowers on her grave. Perhaps they just remember their mother in their own way.

In Australian capital cities and various other centres, events are organised on Mother's Day to raise money for breast cancer research.

For some women, Mother's Day is a lonely day as their grown up children are busy with their own lives and don't get in contact or acknowledge all their mother has done for them. Some families are estranged and there can be bitterness. Mother's Day can cause past hurts to rise to the surface once more.

Women who have lost a child may feel sadness. Some who have never had children can feel left out and be rather glad when the day is past.

In the lead up to Mother's Day there is plenty of advertising on television, radio and in newspapers. As I walk down the street I see signs advertising gifts and reminding people to book a table for a meal.

Gone are the days when it was generally accepted that a gift would simply be flowers or chocolates. Gift shops take advantage of the opportunity to encourage people to buy a present for their mother and some suggest the more expensive the present, the more love you feel for your mother.



Sign Advertising Mother's Day Gifts
Image by Marie Vonow

These days just about anything can be advertised as a gift suggestion, not just the traditional feminine items like perfume, slippers, dressing gown or jewellery. Businesses may suggest a tool box, power tool, lawnmower, bbq or high pressure cleaner. Some DIY mothers would be happy to receive such a gift and others would love something for the garden.

There are some who would be excited to receive a voucher for skydiving or a ride in a hot air balloon. (In case my sons are reading this, no this is not a hint. I will always like to keep my feet firmly planted on the ground.)

The cynic inside me feels many businesses are keen to profit as much as they can from Mother's Day and are not concerned with encouraging people to show true love and appreciation for their mother, or for anyone else.

Some families avoid large outlays of money on this day and keep it simple. Handmade cards and gifts involve time and thought rather than lots of money. Spending plenty of time with Mum, rather than getting the visit over as quickly as possible, can show you care. This can be tricky when there is more than one 'mother' to visit on the day. There may also be a mother-in-law, a stepmother or other mother figure.

There are some families who may not make a big deal of Mother's Day but visit Mum regularly throughout the year or keep in touch in other ways when distance makes visits difficult or impossible.

Some may prefer to avoid the crowded restaurants and possibly higher prices on Mother's Day and take Mum out for a meal at a different time when venues are quieter.



Sign Book For Mother's Day
Image by Marie Vonow

Mother's Day has a different meaning and level of importance for each individual. In some circumstances a long standing family feud can mean Mother's Day is no different from any other day. Some people don't need a special day to remind them to be 'nice' to Mum. Others feel Mother's Day is too commercialised and they choose to take a stand by not spending money on a big present or fancy meal. They may show their love for their mother in other ways.


# Acknowledgement
# Consumerism
# Family
# Love
# Mothers
# Mothers Day
I like this Article - 1
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Sometimes it is difficult to get and stay motivated
121 views
The ‘flight or fight’ reaction is often mentioned when talking about how humans respond to stress
63 views
We hear the word ‘stress’ frequently these days and many see it as an inevitable part of modern li...
95 views
Soon another year will be over and a new one will begin
102 views
When I go out for coffee in a cafe on my own I like to read any newspapers or magazines that are a...
124 views
I find words fascinating
163 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
ID: 43167
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
9603 views
People generally don’t want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2207 views
You don’t have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3071 views
Authenticity not only is necessary for true life satisfaction but also having integrity: What you s...
3816 views
Why bother with friends? Anyone who has ever had a fight with, been hurt by or simply gotten ...
by Mia
724 views
I wonder why one of our favourite invitations or goodbye salutations is “We must catch up for...
3698 views
7 Unusual Things that Make People Happy You know the typical things that you make you happy,...
137 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1329 views
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
2142 views
These days many people need to do courses and updates or whole new qualifications throughout their...
41 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version