13 May 2007

Happy Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day again and everyone is busy giving away greeting cards and gifts to their mothers to show how much they love them and appreciate what they have done. On the other hand, some people are making a lot of money out of this celebration. It turns out to be a good business for a lot of people. Mother's Day advertisements can be seen everywhere.

American Greetings, one of the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of greeting cards and social expression products estimated that 150 million Mother's Day cards will be exchanged this year making Mother's Day the third-largest card-sending holiday. It was also mentioned that according to National Retail Federation, consumers will spend more than $139 per person on Mother's Day gifts and activities this year. (source: http://pressroom.americangreetings.com/archives/momsday07/momsdasybiz07.html)

Therefore, some people consider Mother's Day as just another business strategy but however you look at it, Mother's Day is a great day as mothers are remembered, appreciated and thanked for the million things that they have given us. When we were little kids, our mothers used to be everything. They worked very hard to take care of us, from washing our clothes to preparing our meals, from morning until the time we go to bed. Most of their time were spent to bring up their children. They taught us a lot of things as we grew up. They continued to pour their love on us until today. But how much time do we spend with them after we grow up? How many times in a year that we visit our parents?

Mother's Day doesn't means flowers and gifts. It means showing appreciation and saying thank you. It also means I love you, mom. But most importantly, it is a day to remind us that we should continue showing appreciation and love to our mothers until we meet Mother's Day again next year.

I feel so lucky to have my mom around. I don't think that I can ever repay her for all the things that she has done for me. Mom, thanks for everything and I love you, Happy Mother's Day to you.

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