A large percentage of mothers in the United States expect nothing and get nothing for Mother’s Day. We can do better!
According to a 2012 Mother’s Day survey of 2,123 U.S. mothers with children under the age of 18:
21.3 % of mothers expected nothing for Mother’s day and 23.6% actually got nothing for Mother’s Day!*
LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! What better time to start, than Mother’s Day?
Expect more. Work for more. Believe in more and make it so…
There is a “big gap” between what we wish for and what we expect from the world. “The tragedy is that we want a better world, but do not really expect it. Precisely because we don’t expect it, we will never get the world we want.”--Rabbi Jehiel Orenstein
The late Rabbi Jehiel Orenstein urged us to work harder to close the gap between what we want and what we expect: “Expect a better world. Work for it…all great achievements begin with a deep faith in their possibility…Tell a child you have faith in the child, and that child blossoms.”
23.6% of mothers surveyed got nothing last year–no card, no flowers, no hand-made gifts–for Mother’s Day.*
WE CAN DO BETTER!! Give Mom What She Really Wants This Year…
Acknowledgement: TELL HER HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE HER TIME AND CARE
Maybe, give her some time to herself and a comfortable spot to relax and make her own.
It is not too late; She may expect nothing, but give mom more than she expects and create a better reality today, tomorrow and in the years to come.
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♥A NOTE FROM YOUR RABBI, please inquire if you would like to see the entire address from Rabbi Orenstein to Congregation Beth El Sabbath Services, May 7, 1976.