Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in this world! Yes, in Thailand today is Mother’s day and everyone is out in droves taking mothers out to lunch. Mother’s Day is always a happy day for me even if I’m not a mother, but I like it because it is a good occasion to tell our mothers how much we love them. It’s a day that makes mothers all over the country smile. It’s a day that allows children to remember their mothers, families to reunite, and reignite bonds.
Ideally we would treat every day as if it were Mother’s Day, tell our mothers how much we love them and show appreciation for their being there for us daily, but I realize sometimes with busy lives we forget. For those whose mothers’ have passed I suppose it can be a special day of remembrance of good times past. The great thing is that it is not only for the children. Husbands too wish their wives a good day and make peace for a day. Today is HER day. A day to cherish and remember one another.
Eventhough the roads are jammed pack, the restaurants are all full and people have been eating out since the early hours of the day, I somehow feel as if the air is lighter and that a certain happiness clouds the air. Despite being stuck in traffic for hours, horns were hardly heard and every where I looked, cars were filled with families. Happy families chatting away.
This is what life should be about. Forgetting all other things for a day and remembering those closest to us. Remembering what it means to love and to recognize the sacrifices that have been made. Give them a hug or a kiss or give them both. Make a mother smile. Happy Mother’s Day!