Mamas…Celebrate Your Magificence Every Day
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our magificent moms in the Conscious Working Mama community. Today we honor you, we thank you and we celebrate you. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart—as I always say, it’s harder than running a marathon—and yet, it really is the most rewarding role we play. However your day unfolds, it’s my wish that you allow yourself to truly enjoy and receive all of the gratitude that’s about to come your way. Let today be a day where you don’t require yourself to give and give and give, and instead, allow yourself to receive as much appreciation and joy as you can possibly handle. If you need some ideas, it could be as simple as:
- Lay in bed an extra 10 minutes (consider it a science experiment)
- Make time for a cup of tea/coffee in the morning and sit down while you drink it
- Let your family know that you’re going to take 30 minutes of alone time and spend it however you like
Instead of thinking you have to wait an entire year to be granted permission to appreciate all of the wonderful things that you do and how you show up for your children and for yourself, why not adopt the attitude that every day is Mother’s day because you’re exceptional and are worth honoring every day. I love how Maya Angelou put it:
Open your eyes to the beauty around you,
Open your mind to the wonders of life,
Open your heart to those who love you,
and always be true to yourself.
We might think that being a mother is about giving to our children, but let’s remember the origin of where it all starts. Nurturing and celebrating ourselves is what births our capacity to be creative, to be kind, to be inspiring, to be compassionate, to be purposeful, to be loving and to experience all of our unique gifts that we have to offer the world. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to make it a point to compliment myself daily about how phenomenal I am as a mom, because I know deep down inside that the most important validation comes from within. Will you join me?
I’m thinking about you today and appreciating you, and come tomorrow morning, I’m going to be doing the exact same thing!
Much love from a fellow Conscious Working Mama,