Spring’s renewal makes us grateful for the presence of both nature and nurture. We celebrate Mother Earth for her ability to fade winter’s cold darkness into the sunrise of a new season. In this time of rebirth, we also celebrate our own mothers, remembering those who planted our roots, tended our soil and watched us grow.
Just as mothers help provide nourishment, care, shelter, guidance and inspiration, it’s important to remember that Mother Earth offers these things and more every day as well.
Considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny; gratefully acknowledging that Mother Earth is the source of life, nourishment and learning and provides everything we need to live well.
Every human being is responsible for respecting and living in harmony with Mother Earth.
Mother Earth is a living being.
Here are some ways to honor Mother Earth and the women in your life — the mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives and friends who are nurturing to you and the people you love:
Plant a garden or a tree or save a tree
Visit your local farmers market and cook seasonal meal with your family
Get inspired and do projects together
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~ Sophia Loren
Here is something I read on the “Holidayspot” article about Mothers and would like to share with you, it brought tears in my eyes :
Mothers comprise of a bundle of emotions that sometimes defy reason. So this goes out to all the mothers who have kept awake all night with their sick toddlers in their arms, constantly uttering those compassionate words, “It’s OK honey, Mommy’s here.”
For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes. And all the mothers who don’t.
For those mothers who cannot restrain tears from trickling down their cheeks when they hold their babies for the first time in their arms; and for the mothers who give birth to babies they’ll never see.
For the mothers who gave homes to babies and gifted them a family.
For the mothers who taught their children to tie the shoelaces even before they started going to school.
For the mothers who incontinently turn their heads when they hear the word “Mom”, even though they know that their kids are nowhere around.
For the mothers who silently shed tears for their children who have gone astray.
For all those mothers whose heart aches to watch her son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time.
For all the mothers of the victims of all these school shootings, and the mothers of those who were involved in the shooting.
For the mothers of the Survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, clinging to their child who just arrived from school safely.
So, this is meant for all the young and aged mothers, working mothers and housewives, married mothers and the single mothers, those with money and without and for those without whom life would have been insufferable.