I always hear people complain about “Hallmark holidays”, meaning holidays created by the ever so popular greeting card company in an effort to sell greeting cards. Truthfully, I don’t know of any holiday they have created but that’s that the term refers to. But use this day to express yourself. Don’t live on assumptions…

Sunday May 12 is Mother’s Day here in the US. I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you guys to honor this day.

Part of being a man is honoring the women in your life. Today is about your mother, and also the mother of your children if you have them. Regarding your mother, she gave you life, she raised you, and she helped shape the life you have today. Even in cases where you aren’t happy with your upbringing, you are still here and owe your mom a thank you for giving you the gift of life.

So today, pour your gratitude into a card. Send her a token of your appreciation. If she is far, call her and spend an uninterrupted amount of time talking and catching up.

If you have a “mother of your children”, then hold her tight, kiss her, and get weak for a moment and show her how appreciative of the life she has built with you.

And sadly, if your mother has passed, take part of the day to honor her. Do something that would have made her smile. Honor her.

In the United States we are celebrating Mother’s Day on may 12. I know other countries like Mexico have different dates and different traditions. Unfortunately, I don’t know the customs of other area of the world – yet !

Please post a comment with your countries tradition, if it has one. Also feel free to motivate these guys with some ideas for Mother’s Day.