The 11th of May will be the international mother’s day, the perfect day to be grateful to all the mothers that are one of the most important pillars of families.

Do you know the origins of this day?

The earliest evidences of motherhood homages date from the ancient Greek times, they celebrated a spring festival dedicated to “Rhea”, the mother of many deities and ancient Romans with their offerings to “Cybele”, goodness mother.


Christians started to celebrate it in honor to “Mary”, mother of Christ and this holy day was expanded to include all mothers. In the case of the United States, this special tradition started later on, and it was established by Anna Jarvis, who wanted to continue the efforts that her mother Ann Harvis made. She organized “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” with the objective of improving sanitation and health in her community as well as “Mother’s Friendship Day” to bring together again families that had been divided during the Civil War.

How do you usually celebrate mother’s day?

From Watchfit we would like to celebrate it, making a tribute to motherhood with this selection of the best quotes for mother’s day :

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” – Jill Churchill

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

“The miracle of life nurtured by a woman who gave us love and sacrifice…Mother” – Joel Barquez

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal being to do the impossible” – Marion C. Garretty

“Everyday I become a little bit more like my mother…and I couldn’t be prouder!” – Unknown

“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me – Howard E. Johnson

best quotes

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie”. – Tenneva Jordan

“Biology is the last of what makes someone a mother” – Oprah Winfrey

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont

”Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” Cheryl Lacey Donovan

Which one is your favorite? Feel free to add other nice quotes, we would love to hear them. Happy mother’s day!!


Written by: Silvia Martin

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