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Happy Mother’s Day to you Moms.  The world is a better place because of you.  I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful Mother’s Day, doing whatever it is you choose to do today, whether it is being with your children or not.  Since my children are grown and have families of their own and don’t live close by, I will be celebrating my day by trying to do nothing at all.  This is hard for me to do, and every year I fail at it.  In fact, as I sit here blogging about doing nothing, I realize that once again, I am doing something, blogging, lol.  Already I have failed at doing nothing.  Oh well, it is Mother’s Day, so I can change my mind,  right?  

Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, who I will not see today as she does not live close by, but she will be visiting next week.  I am looking forward to seeing her and my step-father and taking a day off to spend some time with them both and make it a special day for all of us.

Did you know that the United States is not the only country that celebrates Mother’s Day today?  Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and  Zimbabwe celebrate mothers today as well.   Albania and South Korea celebrate Parent’s day today, not just mothers.  To all the mothers around the world, may your day be a great one for you too.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Did you know that Father’s Day was only officially made a national holiday in the U.S. in 1972, when President Richard Nixon declared it to be the third Sunday of June? But the holiday actually traces its origins to early 20th-century Washington State.

Inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon she heard at church in 1909, Spokane resident Sonora Smart-Dodd—one of six children being raised by a single dad—also wanted to honor her father and she encouraged local churches to institute the first Father’s Day observance the following year, and the idea caught on.

Did you know that Fathers are celebrated in other countries as well but in different months?  Russia celebrates Fathers in February, Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Portugal and Spain celebrate in March.  Romania and South Korea celebrate in May.

This year, retail groups expect gift givers to spend an average of $94.32 on Father’s Day in 2010. For moms this year, shoppers shelled out an average of $126.90.

How will you be spending Father’s Day?  Are you lucky enough to have your father close by? Or does your father live to far away?  For me, my father has been gone since 1978, and while I miss him, I am lucky to have a wonderful step-father who I can call and wish a Happy Father’s Day.  I wish he lived closer, he lives in Oregon and I reside in California, so I could take him to a Giants game, (his favorite team).  But for now, a phone call will have to do and next time he is in California, hopefully the Giants will be playing and we can head to the city for a fun day.  To all fathers, Happy Father’s Day!

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I received this cute video from a friend on a day when I really needed it.  So, I thought I would share it with all of you.  Take a look at it, even though Mother’s Day is over, you can still make those special mothers out there feel good, especially on those tough days we all have at being a mother.