A Mother’s Day Wish For A Better World

What makes a mother?

A Mother's Day Wish

A mother is unconditional love. (Love is a choice.)

A mother is warmth. (Warmth is human compassion.)

A mother is patient. (Patience is how the passionate can persevere.)

A mother is kind. (Kindness is love.)

We believe mothers should be all these things and more. In fact, based on our use of mother to mean the most significant of all, we believe mothers to be everything to us. Mothers as symbols; mothers as metaphors; mothers as living, breathing beings; mothers as our everything.

My wish for this upcoming Mother’s Day is to go big or go home.

I want to see an end to the economic penalization of motherhood and an end to the wage gap for all women. Motherhood should not be an indicator of poverty.

I wish for there to be a global commitment to the idea that society benefits when we help the most vulnerable: mothers and children. Mothers who are valued, children who are healthy, happy, and well-educated are going to be more productive.

I wish for mothers to sleep at night without worrying about their children’s health, their children’s hunger, their children’s safety. We have borrowed the earth from our children and when we give it back it will be unrecognizable. It is entirely possible that this generation of children will have a lower life expectancy than their parents and grandparents.

I wish for the world to be a better place for us all. I wish for love to be enough.

What is your Mother’s Day wish?



A Mother’s Day Wish For A Better World — 4 Comments

  1. All my sincerest love goes to all mothers in the world for they are the most beautiful, brave people on earth. They are the ones that makes us who we are. Sometimes we can be so disappointing to them, we can let them down but they know how to understand us and correct us, and show us what the right thing to do is.

  2. What a beautiful post Brenna. Mother’s Day, and every day, we need to remember what motherhood is and what it isn’t. A mother represents every one of those qualities you mention and more. Let’s not forget and let’s honor all who are mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!

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