Whether you are a mother by nature or nurture, I wish you a beautiful Mother’s Day. Today is the perfect day to honor all the ways you give to others but is especially good for connecting with how you mother yourself during the year.
I have decided to shake Mother’s Day up a bit. Even though I don’t have children, I have always felt an extremely strong sense of Motherhood. I am a champion of children (both young and old) and take pride in the fact that I can create safety for others to be the best they can be. I also feel myself going through the birthing process with all the many projects that are conceived in my heart and imagination.
This year, I decided to start a new personal practice. On Mother’s Day, I am going to celebrate the Mother in me. I don’t have a specific plan. Instead, each year I will check in on what I need. Perhaps it will be to reflect on how I have nurtured others during the year, how I might like to make mothering a part of the year to come, or even to create a celebration with symbols that are meaningful to me.
My husband woke me up this morning telling me, “You have heard of Mother Nature, right? Well, I think you must be Mother Nurture.” It was a dear gift. So whether you are Mother Nature, Mother Nurture or a bit of both, I would like to invite you to join me in honoring the mother in you. I know for many women Mother’s Day is a day to be honored by others, but I think honoring ourselves can be just as valuable.