Wed, 26 July 2017
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Mother’s Day reflection

Dear Editor – I would be grateful if you could allow me some space in your editorial column to share my personal view about the Mother’s Day Event and celebration.

Looking at the event, it still has its  fresh smell  in our country as it just get its popularity about  5 or so years ago, as we transition into the contemporary world.

So I can see that the value of a mother is being overtaken by the celebration part of the occasion.

Definitely more focus is based on celebrating the day than mothers living the true core values and meaning of motherhood.

The day does not demand and requires going out to night clubs and drinking alcohol.

The day does have a price tag or what soever with the motive of forced character.

Whatever done on the day should be coming from the heart and accompany with true love and respect.

In our very own traditional societies, women are also having status and respect which are also marked in various dimensions of celebrations.

These celebrations were done with pride, respect and on merit.

They had profound values and proofs that public demonstrate themselves their worthiness in their society, either by individual or group participation and achievement.

There are several questions arising in mind concerning the modern Mother’s Day celebrations.

For the kind, industrious, loving, royal and committed mothers, I absolutely salute you for your marvellous deeds.

But for those unorganised, lazy and unfaithful mothers, what’s the point of celebrating?

It would rather make sense and worth celebrating if you pose and display the good characters at home and generally or being changed from bad to good.

But for many as the day drops near, some mothers start to get closer to father or start campaigning to   gain some respect to earn for the day.

To me this is a waste of time resource and family money if we do not plan, organise and prepare for this event.

I said this because I have witnessed some of the mothers argue with their partners demanding so and so, which they ended up in argument and domestic violence.

It’s high time to consider how to mark the day, than forcing to celebrate the day just to enjoy and party.

In fact the beauty of Motherhood is daily display of commitments.

Above all, happy Mother’s day!

Hope you have enjoyed the event with positive memories.

Gabriel Riotarau
Honiara


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