How Mother’s Day Started
The holiday was started by daughters
Suffragist and writer Julia Ward Howe first suggested the idea of Mother's Day in the United States in 1872. Howe was a pacifist and saw the holiday as a chance to unite women and rally for peace. For several years, she held an annual Mother's Day meeting in Boston.
However, West Virginia activist Anna Jarvis is credited with creating the holiday that is celebrated today.
In 1908, Jarvis campaigned for a national observance of the holiday in honor of her mother, who was a community health advocate. Her mom had organized several Mother's Day Work Clubs that addressed child rearing and public health issues, and Jarvis wanted to commemorate her and the work of all mothers.
However, Jarvis later became disillusioned by how floral and greeting card companies commercialized the holiday and said she regretted starting it.
It became an official US holiday in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as a day of "public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."
It's a day moms get pampered
When the holiday first caught on, people celebrated by attending church and writing appreciative letters to their mothers.
Later, sending cards and giving presents and flowers were incorporated into the tradition.
This year, Mother's Day spending is estimated to total $26.7 billion, the National Retail Federation said. People are expected to spend an average of $204.74 to celebrate their moms.
The pampering is probably well-deserved. Insure.com's Mother's Day Index, which assigns an annual salary to the work that moms do at home, was valued at $93,920. That represents a 32% increase over last year because of all the extra work moms have had to do during the coronavirus pandemic.
Moms can be the backbone of the household, cooking, fixing up the house and shopping for the family.
So on Sunday, it's mom's turn to be taken care of.
How Important Is Their Work To God
"O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God's sight, the best of all ways to worship Him is to educate the children and train them in all the perfections of humankind; and no nobler deed than this can be imagined." —‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Mother‘s Are The Solution To The World’s Issues Too
When all mankind shall receive the same opportunity of education and the equality of men and women be realized, the foundations of war will be utterly destroyed. Without equality this will be impossible because all differences and distinction are conducive to discord and strife. Equality between men and women is conducive to the abolition of warfare for the reason that women will never be willing to sanction it.
Seems like a good time to give up the reins of power and reset, pivot and evolutionize our world and beg the women to lead us for the remainder of existence, or until men learn to stop going to war.