Mother’s Day is a worthy and welcome event that has been designed by the nice efforts of Anna Jarvis long ago in 1908 when she celebrated this event for the first time in the year 1908 in ST. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Grafton, West Virginia to pay tributes and gratitude to her own mother who had been a peace activist caring and nursing the wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. She died in the year 1905. But, Anna Jarvis was very fond of her mother and her social work. So, she continued her work of welfare activities and campaigned for the recognition of a special day to be set for celebrating as Mother’s Day from 1905 itself. Her efforts gave fruits when President Woodrow Wilson declared the Second Sunday of every May to be celebrated as Mother’s Day from the year 1914.
Anna Jarvis wanted to pay gratitude to her mother with a sincere and honest heart. She was of the opinion that a Mother’s love and sacrifice for her family or the entire humanity can never be evaluated with anything in the world. So, everybody should be indebted and grateful to her. That gratitude should be celebrated by honoring and respecting the Mother, if not daily, at least yearly. That was the reason for establishing this Mother’s Day event.
But, people began commercializing this event. The business-minded took advantage of the feelings of people and introduced varying products to make profits. Everything has become artificial now. The true feeling of love and attachment are not found through these commercialized products. It has become a token of gratitude but not the true gratitude and love that a mother might be wanting.
So, I feel the need for celebrating this event in a more personal way. A true expression of love and gratitude does not require all these Mother’s Cards and precious Gifts.
True love and care for your mother are expressed when you sit with her and talk sweetly with her, offer home-made food to her by sitting by her side and serving the food with your own hands with true love.
Spend a little time daily with your mother and give attention to her. Keep her healthy and happy always. That is the true gift that we can provide to our mothers.