Every Mother’s Day, her phone rings off the hook! Jamie Thomson, from a small Southern Alberta community, demonstrates resilience, a big heart and an open door to youth.
I met Jamie, while taking an online Positive Psychology course. She has given me permission to give you a taste of her heartfelt story of generosity.
The Beginning of Mother’s Day
Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about the official observance of Mother’s Day. Her mother died, and Anna wanted all mothers to be remembered. She asked that white carnations be the official mother’s day symbol. In 1914, US President Woodrow Wilson signed the order that made Mother’s Day a national holiday.