you’re tired of Mother’s Day before it even got here.
Maybe you’re not.
It always seemed a little odd to me that we have special days for things and people we should be celebrating every day… like the earth, and women, and children, and veterans, and…
… and mothers.
But in a world that moves so fast that it’s tough to keep up, I do see the validity of dedicating special days to special events and people, even if card and flower companies are some of the biggest benefactors.
So in honor of Mother’s Day – and in honor of my mother – here are seven posts that remind me no matter what’s going on, it’s important to slow down and remember what’s really important.
Like our mothers.
1. I am your Grandma, from Syrin’s Blog.
Why: we’ve all had grandmas. That should be reason enough.
2. What’s really important? by Brad Johnson.
Why: It is a complete coincidence that this is a post about someone losing his dog, as we lost one of ours three years ago. It still tells me what’s really important.
3. Gothic wedding photo shoot, from Steff Metal.
Why: granted, Steff is a regular guest poster here on WUL, but her zest for life is contagious. That’s important.
4. Finding clarity: what’s really important in life, from Chris Spagnuolo’s EdgeHopper.
Why: Even though this post is almost two years old, its life lessons are timeless.
5. 6 life lessons I’ve learned from the farm, from The Budding Lotus.
Why: when you come down to it, the most important lessons are the simplest ones.
6. Taking stock of what matters, from Debt Donkey.
Why: even as devastating tornadoes ravaged so much of our country, this post shows us what’s really important.
7. All you need is love, from the Epic Change blog.
Why: you may have noticed that I’ve been trying to spur awareness of Epic Change’s fabulous To Mama With Love campaign.
This post features a terrific interview with Mama Lucy, one of the pivotal moms who got Epic Change going, that reminds us…
… really, all we need is love.
Happy Mother’s Day.
@Shonali @bdorman264 I’m just metro. BTW loved @steffmetal ‘s Goth Wedding that was awesome.
@bdorman264 Next you’ll be calling yourselves metrosexuals. :p
Hey, I don’t mind at all. I love the chatting!
We told you we were sensitive; all this hilarity just masks our sensitive side…..
You probably never expected the comments to go in this direction, huh?
@bdorman264 Now that’s a post I’m waiting to read! And look at you and @HowieSPM going on about 16 Candles. Coupla girls. :p
Thank you for the nice words on the “mommy & me” pic. Did you notice the soft toys on the car behind us? That was taken outside Kolkata’s “New Market” shopping area, and there are a ton of vendors who will use cars as their makeshift stalls. When you come out and are ready to leave, it’s amazing how quickly they’ll appear out of nowhere and clear ’em off.
@HowieSPM @ginidietrich I hear ya bro; I’m like the green booger on her finger. I think she’s actually changed her twitter and e-mail account…..twice. It’s the first cyber restraining order I’ve seen; I’m going to do a blog post about it.
@bdorman264 @ginidietrich I blame Gini for everything now. Which is hilarious because of how many people blame her for connecting me with them.
Dude, me too; except I got misty eyed when she was left at the church and then when the traffic cleared, her man was standing right there by his car in the road (cool ass car of course). It was all over after that……..
That was a great pic of Shonali w/ the mum.
@johnfalchetto’s post was a good one. He’s the bomb, huh?
The gothic wedding just made my bucket list; gotta do at least one, wonder if I would cry at that?
Shonali’s didn’t beat me up; good thing Mother’s Day is only once a year. I like to comment more than once a wk, @ginidietrich started it………..just sayin’………..
@Shonali @bdorman264 Bill did you cry? Because I cry. I get really emotional. Like I balled my eyes out at the end of 16 Candles when they were having that birthday cake scene. I couldn’t watch another movie for over a week. So if you did cry I might have to read just one per week to give ample recovery time. @johnfalchetto ‘s post yesterday was very moving and I think we need to limit these things.
I will say that is a great photo Shonali with your mom! And I just have a feeling @steffmetal ‘s gothic wedding photo shoot is going to be awesome!
@bdorman264 I don’t think they’ll make you cry, though I hope they’ll touch you. Now I will have to work on a round-up that WILL make you cry!
Well, I will have to check them out; they are not going to make me cry are they? I look forward to reading them.