Over the years of celebrating Mother’s Day I was never curious about its origin. That changed when I started to blog. I’ve become curious about these things because it gives me content to inspire, educate and motivate my audience.

A brief history of Mother’s Day

2014 is the 100th year since President Woodrow Wilson Signed the proclamation to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday. It was Anna Jarvis’ focused intention and right action that made this possible.
After Anna’s mother’s death in 1905, she wanted to continue her mother’s work (her mother, Anna Reeves Jarvis, was a peace advocate) and to honor her mother and all mothers with a special day. Anna did the work to make this possible and the rest is history.
 “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”  ~ Napoleon Hill,
Today, Mother’s Day is an International celebration.

28 Funny and Inspirational Mother’s Day Quotes and Sayings

In celebration of Mother’s Day 2014 I want to share with you 10 of my favorite Mother’s Day Quotes and Sayings.

1. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving

2.  A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go. ~Unknown

3.  A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. ~ Princess Diana

4.  Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

5. A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~ Emily Dickinson

6.  Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother. ~ Ann Taylor

7. Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home. ~Unknown

8.  Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all, ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

9. On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:
You’re my mother,
I would have no other!
~Forest Houtenschil

10. My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. ~ Michael Jordan

11.  The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. ~ Jane Sellman

12. Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not. ~ James Joyce

13.  Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever. ~ J.K. Rowling

14.  My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched. ~ Barack Obama

Humorous Mother’s Day Quotes

15. It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~ Dorothy on The Golden Girls

16.  Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. ~Sam Levenson

17. Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too. ~Lionel Kauffman

18. It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. ~Barbara Kingsolver

19. The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. ~John J. Plomp

20. Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do wth it. ~Haim Ginott

21. When you’re dying laughing because your three-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn’t matter what else is going on. That’s real happiness. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow

22. It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder, and violence every single day should be avoided entirely. But the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~ Phyllis Diller

23. Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~Marilyn Penland

24. There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb

25. Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~Red Buttons

26. My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance. ~ Tim Allen

27. If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ~Lawrence Housman

28. My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote.~ Condoleezza Rice

29. My mom said she learned how to swim. Someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. That’s how she learned how to swim. I said, ‘Mom, they weren’t trying to teach you how to swim.’ ~ Paula Poundstone

Resources

quotegarden.com

parade.condenast.com

wikipedia.com

Your turn

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