While I was out scouting something nice for all of the mothers in my life, I ran across these quotes and thought I'd share. (Get a hanky before reading) Taken from http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/02/mothering-sunday-2017-5-poems-and-quotes-to-write-inside-a-mothers-day-card-6471052/. 1) ‘As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.’―Kristin Hannah, Summer Island 2) ‘A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for...
Mother's Day Story: Struggle of Anna Jarvis
A loving daughter from West Virginia, Anna Jarvis is recognised as a 'Founder of Mothers Day' and 'Mother of Mothers Day'. Anna kept the word of her activist mother, Mrs Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis who once expressed a wish that someone should strive to provide mothers their due recognition. After her mothers death in 1905, Anna's determination became strong and she along with several supporters started lobbying for the official holiday on Mothers Day by writing letters to the people in power. To celebrate Mothers Day, Anna began to send her mothers favorite flowers, carnations in her local church requesting people to wear them in honor of their mothers. The idea gained immense popularity over the years and in 1910, West Virginia became the first state to recognize Mothers Day holiday. On May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Story: Celebrations in the time of Greeks and Romans
The tradition of Mothers Day started with the ancient Greeks who celebrated their annual spring festival in honor of Rhea, the mother of many Gods and Goddesses in the Greek mythology. Ancient Romans too celebrated a spring festival by the name of Hilaria in honor of Cybele, a mother goddess, some 250 years before Christ was born.
According to a venture capitalist, Rick Yang, first generation wearable tech (think Fitbit Flex et al, Jawbone UP even Apple Watch) will disappear because more lifestyle, stylish options will become available, like tech-infused sportswear and maybe even tech-infused tattoos! Even so, I'm not going to pay hundreds of dollars to wear a stinky shirt all day or have a tech-infused wardrobe for every circumstance. Call me cheap but I'll stick with the $95-$150 band I can wear anywhere. And getting a tech-infused tattoo to track everything about me is darn-right SCARY! No thanks. Check this article out: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/16/2016-will-be-the-year-wearables-disappear-says-vc.html
Cheers! Here's wishing you Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2017! And thanks for your patronage and support this past year. Best Wishes to All from Fitband Bling, Chris, Tom, Debbie and Bill Please drive or Uber responsibly! See ya' next year!