A Special Message For The Most Important Woman In The World: Happy Mother’s Day
This is my personal story about inspirational mothers day quotes and i wanted to share with you all – I must admit however that the inspiration for this came from reading this post on lifed.com about inspirational and positive quotes and the full article can be found here - http://www.lifed.com/top-100-inspirational-quotes-to-live-by
Today is the day each of us celebrates our own personal version of the most important woman in the world. For me, she is the special woman who gave me life, raised me and inspired my love of knowledge; my very own mother. While the cynics may call Mother’s Day a commercial holiday, because it was started in America by Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker, there are very few people who do not cherish the opportunity to wish their mom a loving “Happy Mother’s Day.”
To give you an idea of just why we celebrate the holiday, I will relate a personal story about my mother. I have not seen the dear woman since my dad passed away in 2003, when my mother left New York City forever and moved to Florence, Italy. Although we do speak on the phone every few days, my mom misses her life in New York and she is quite lonely.
When I called her today, I could tell from her tone of voice she was unhappy. But, little did she know, I was well aware of the importance of the day and I instantly cheered her up by wishing her “Happy Mother’s Day, Lady” in my best Jerry Lewis voice. My mom loves my Jerry Lewis imitation and by the end of our conversation she was joking, happy and bubbling over with joy. All because her only son took a moment to call her and thank her for the gift of life that she gave me.
Since my story is personal, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate Mother’s Day with everyone by sharing some great quotes about the holiday and motherhood. I hope you will enjoy my selections and don’t forget to call your mom and wish her “Happy Mother’s Day, Lady.” The Jerry Lewis imitation is optional.
1. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”
William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.
2. “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”
HonorÈ de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La ComÈdie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.
3. “When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half.”
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie “Gracie” Allen, was an American comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. Gracie pre-deceased her devoted husband by 32 years and when George Burns died at the age of 100, their shared tombstone was engraved, “Gracie Allen and George BurnsóTogether Again.”
4. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling is beloved for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Kim and The Man Who Would Be King, as well as for his poems, including “Mandalay”, “The White Man’s Burden”, “Gunga Din” and “If.” He is regarded as a major “innovator in the art of the short story” and his wonderful children’s books are classics of the genre.
5. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crises, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and abolishing slavery.