Secret to a Happy Mother’s Day

Children raised without the opportunity to see their father cherish their mom sometimes don’t know how to observe Mother’s Day the way a mother might like, leaving some mothers, especially those raising their kids single-handedly, feeling just a little sorry for themselves on this special day.

When seeing or hearing about how other women are being pampered and appreciated, it’s easy to feel wistful or even a touch of self-pity.

I have discovered the perfect antidote to self-pity is gratitude.

If I’m not the recipient of lavish displays and shiny presents on a day arbitrarily set aside to honor mothers, I can think of all the blessings I have every single day.

An attitude of gratitude is the miracle pill which cures almost all our emotional ills. We can choose to be content in our every circumstance, as long as we remember to be grateful.

Wishing all mothers, and all those who ever had a mother, a day you can be thankful for.

16-18 Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (MSG)

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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