HA! I know religion in America is all on-board with this holiday. I have one question: Why are you only doing this once a year, when you’re shamed into it?
I spent two hours on the phone with my mum today. I wished her a happy mother’s day and we talked about all sorts of things. Life and living. I have always respected both of my parents. Society creates this day and a detrimental expectation of recognition on this day. If I don’t call my mum, she’ll feel bad or I’ll be a bad child. It’s not a zero-sum game and it doesn’t promote winning, only losing.
That said, the conversation was great (as always) and I think it helps her self identity/esteem some ways. It was not a grandiose expression, just simple compassion for the woman who gave me so much. Not a once a year thing, but the thing she needs and wants all year.