“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ~Washington Irving
One might wonder if anyone anticipated the importance the day would gain when Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day an official day of celebration in the United States in 1914. The official Mother’s Day as most people know it originated with Anna Jarvis to recognize the sacrifices of her mother and all other mothers. But a day honoring mothers is not unique to the United States.
Around the world, a day to honor mothers typically falls between March and May. However, each month at least one country observes a day for mothers. And many of these celebrations have a long history. In the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, a similar day was the Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” In some places it eventually merged with the American Mother’s Day celebrated in May, but in others it is still celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In Thailand Mother’s Day is now celebrated in August. In Ethiopia families gather in the fall for Antrosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.
No matter when or how it is celebrated, what is important about this day is its purpose: to recognize the caring, nurturing, supportive, sacrificial love of mothers. As you celebrate Mother’s Day this year, remember that it is a day not only to honor your own mother but also to honor any woman who has exemplified those wonderful qualities of a mother in your life.
As we move through life, we can choose kindness.
I am recently amazed at the awareness of how our actions as humans can have an impact not only upon our own hearts, but on others around us. Yesterday in the USA we memorialized a day where acts of unkindess caused someone to slam a plane into a building harming and killing other people. Somewhere in the hearts of those who chose to be unkind, there was pain. A pain that only they felt and only they could remedy. Although this was a sad day, it’s also a good time to reflect on the opposite – kindness. Having an awareness of how being kind to another can cause a very exciting vibration for us and everyone around us, is one way of playing our role as a steward to humanity and the earth.
Have you ever received a gift of kindness from another that made you feel warm inside? Did this energy stay with you for the day, week, month? Kindness is a direct reflection of our heart and soul. Simply helping someone put away groceries, or giving money to your neighbor can bring you great rewards inside of your own mind.
As a connected universe, we have options to connect with other people and to show kindness in our personal lives and on behalf of our business. Because many people are choosing the path of self employment today and working online businesses, we can enjoy the benefits of kindness by giving through many vibrant channels. Social media is one great way to show others you care about them. Facebook has given people the freedom of expression like never before. Have you seen the pictures on Facebook with a line or two of motivational and inspirational text? These always make me smile. Simply putting something on your wall can help increase someone’s good energy vibration and could change their life.
Although social media and Internet marketing are popular methods of connecting, there remains one manner of connecting that has proven to be a great way to share kindness, joy, concern, applauds & support: Sending greeting cards!
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I received a greeting card from Jodi in the mail with a picture of myself and my fiance on the front. Inside was a beautiful quote about love up a picture of my fiance’s hand touching a flower at the walking trail. When I opened the card I smiled and had butterflies in my tummy. This is the feeling of receiving kindness. Carla Wynn, Metamorphosis Mentor at Be The Change Now.
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Have you ever sat by a creek bank and tossed a pebble into the water?
If you have, then you certainly have seen the beautiful ripple that moves through the water. In life we have the same impact on others when we make a deliberate choice to cause a ripple in life. An example might be that you always shop at the same store and you notice the cashier is sad, crying and in pain. You choose to offer a smile. Your choice not only made you happy, but it made her smile too. The ripple effect has started. She is so happy that you shared a simple smile, that she smiles at the elderly lady who is in line behind you. When you share happiness, you help everyone and that is the truth.
In times past, when you were ill or recovering from surgery, it was common for your friends and relatives to pay you a “get well” visit in person, often bringing you a meal or helping you around the house. This was during a time when family members were located in closer proximity to one another and the people in your neighborhood were likely relatives or close family friends.
Although, times have changed quite a bit, families are sometimes separated by long distances, and there are probably two or three neighbors on your street you have never even met… that does not mean you cannot share the same “get well” sentiments that were shared long ago.
There are the usual February holidays that everyone knows about – Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and a couple others. BUT, I wanted to share a couple out-of-the-ordinary holidays with you that create AWESOME opportunities for sending cards.
This February, take some time to send out a card or a postcard for one or more of THESE holidays…
Thanksgiving is almost here. Many are busily preparing for the meals they will be making, while thinking about spending time with the guests that have been invited. There is something else on the minds of many, which happens for many on the day after Thanksgiving – putting up the holiday decorations in their homes. If you are a business owner, there is another thing that you need to be thinking about at this time of year:
Sending Greeting Cards to Your Customers