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We must bow in respect and admiration to mothers everywhere on their day

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Living and teaching in China for more than 10 years granted me the opportunity to observe the behavior of Chinese youth, including my own students, carefully. I was able to discover their moods and their attitudes about life in general and toward the treatment of their mothers in particular.


For certain, the Chinese children love their mothers dearly. However, some youths take them for granted. One can attribute that to the fact that mothers, without realizing the negative consequences of their actions, tend to excessively spoil their kids. One can’t blame them. After all, they are, only, allowed to have one child.


In an attempt to alter my students’ attitudes toward their mothers, I tried through my teaching years in China to emphasize the importance of appreciating mothers. As Mother’s Day approached, I allocated few classes to discuss its significance and the means to celebrate it. To motivate my students to exert more efforts, I held contests with symbolic prizes for the most thoughtful gifts designed by students to give to their mothers, to display their appreciation toward their mothers. To my complete surprise, all my students rose to the occasion by releasing their creativity and coming up with magnificent handmade gifts to display of affection and love for their moms. 


The fundamental question should focus on the roles that mothers play in our lives. Without exaggeration, most mothers are our guardian angels. They cater to our needs regardless of their states of minds and health. They nurture us with their unconditional love through hard times. Mothers feel euphorically ecstatic for our success and share tears through our hours of sorrow and failure. The sky is the limit for their generosity. They are willing to sacrifice their own happiness to ensure ours.


Most of us tend to be caught in the complexity of nowadays lifestyles to ignore reciprocating their devotion and eternal love. Few ungrateful kids treat their moms in shameful manners.


I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mother who was always able to bring a smile into my face to ease my pain and suffering through my childhood. Unfortunately, I was not the devoted son she deserved. She passed away in Egypt in 2002 while I was residing in Canada. With tremendous regret, I, unintentionally, deprived her from seeing me one last time before her death. Others ought to learn from my experience to their mothers whenever they have the chance. 


On May 11th, 2014, we, all, must bow in respect and admiration for mothers everywhere. Children must express their profound love toward their moms verbally and through thoughtful actions. Giving them a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of perfume, taking them for a dinner at a gourmet restaurant and even sending them an email or a making telephone call to them, are all reasonable means to show appreciation toward our mothers. We must seize the opportunity of celebrating Mother’s Day to assure moms everywhere that we love them dearly and we are tremendously grateful for their sacrifices. We must offer them our sincerest apologies for taking them for granted with a promise to never do so in the future.


As for me, I shall pay my respect toward my deceased mother by offering a prayer for her soul and donating some money in her name to the less fortunate. From the bottom of my heart, I wish mothers everywhere a happy Mother’s Day.

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Reply Report teamkrejados 2014-5-6 10:43
I'm so sorry for your loss. My mother is 19 years in her grave, and I still think about her every day. Wish you a great day!
Reply Report KIyer 2014-5-6 18:02
Mothers can be absolutely wonderful!
Reply Report 小米1972 2014-5-6 22:27
Mother's love is the greatest love.I love my mom.In my eyes, she is the greatest person in the world.Thanks for this article.
Reply Report 财神 2014-5-7 08:41
There are 3 real Gods in the real world: Mother, Father and Teacher.
Reply Report 286633460 2014-5-11 22:12
hail to mother.
Reply Report Ashikujaman 2017-5-13 10:35
财神, I am agree with you!Happy Mothers Day 2017.

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