Today is Mother’s Day in Canada and the US, as well as many other countries in the world. If it is not celebrated in the country you live in today, I say Happy Mother’s Day to you anyway!

To all the mothers, grandmothers, special aunts, step-mothers, foster mothers, big sisters or anyone else who has been a mother to a child, have a wonderful day. This is the chance to sit back and accept the love and thanks of those you love.

It takes a special person to be a mom, so take the time today to reflect on your role as a mom. Do not be hard on yourself (we tend to do that) but know that you have done your best and that you are loved. Those of you who have not been blessed with human children, but have furbabies, this is your day too. Enjoy.