For those who celebrate Mother’s Day today, I am going to take a little departure from the usual discussion around creativity.
I will say that mothers are some of the most creative people I know. Mothers have a way of figuring out how to make the best of seemingly terrible circumstances.
When a child had a school project due the next day, mothers are often able to pull school supplies out of seemingly nowhere (or drive to the nearest convenience store that is still open).
When a child is having trouble figuring out their living situation after college, mothers are often there to explain to them the intricacies of the real estate market.
It doesn’t take physically having a child to be a mother. Some of the most important women in my life served as motherly figures, even though they didn’t give birth to me. Being a mother is more about sharing your love with someone and treating them as family would. Women like these have come up with creative ways to make the world just a little bit better, one child at a time.
So, for those of you who have a mother figure in your lives, I encourage you to take a moment and thank them for the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication they have given to you.