Wouldn’t you love to sleep peacefully and comfortably every night and feel the benefits of a good rest the next day? We all know how much better we feel after having a deep and restful sleep to prepare us for the sunny day ahead. Think about how many hours of sleep you are allowing yourself. Are you allowing yourself enough hours that your body needs? A good night’s sleep is essential to add focus and calm to your life, keep you stress free and give you the tools for a longer and healthy life. Generally we could all improve our quality of sleep. This may be a time to take action and set some sleep rituals into motion. Put yourself first! Here are some helpful guidelines to create sleep rituals to provide comfort for your body and peace and tranquility for your mind.
Seven Steps to Establishing a Rewarding Sleep Ritual:
Being a fashion designer and having developed many floral prints, I often wondered about the significance and meaning of floral images used in textiles and paintings. In Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings because the flower selection was limited and people used more symbols to communicate than words. But today, with so many flower as gifts of love and as prints and embroideries on a myriad of fabrics, there are no rules – it’s the sentiment that gives the flowers its meaning. We assign our own personal meanings – a flower that might remind us of a special event or moment in our lives.
The Symbolic Meaning of Wisteria
Mother’s Day in the United States is always held on the second Sunday of May. This year it will be on May 10th. It’s a special day to show appreciation and love to mothers and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers by gifting sweet and lavish treats. It’s the perfect time to give her a gorgeous gift from Schweitzer Linen. There are countless presents that she would love, from fresh new luxurious bedding, towels with matching robes, embroidered slippers, to stunning tablecloths, and cashmere shawls. There are so many beautiful items to choose from to find the perfect gift for your special loved one. Make it a special point this Mother’s Day to let her know how much you love her no matter where she is. Tell her you love her. Call her. Take her out if you can. Send her your loving thoughts. If you are lucky enough to have her in your life, send her a beautiful and heart-felt gift, something that she will love and use, and will continually remind her of how much you love her.
The Origins of Mother’s Day
The origins of Mother’s Day have been attributed to three different American women. Many believe Julia Ward Howe in 1870, Anna Jarvis in 1907, and Juliet Calhoun Blakely in the late 1800s were important in establishing the tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States. Around 1870, a Bostonian called Julia Ward Howe called for Mother’s Day to be celebrated each year to encourage unity amongst women. Under her direction, Mother’s Day became a tradition for a short time. In 1907, West Virginian Anna Jarvis held a private Mother’s Day celebration in memory of her mother. She organized “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to improve health and cleanliness in her local area and launched a quest for Mother’s Day to be widely adopted. Her campaign was later financially supported by John Wanamaker, a clothing merchant from Philadelphia. In 1908, she was instrumental in arranging a service in the Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which was attended by 407 children and their mothers. The church has now become the International Mother’s Day Shrine. It is a tribute to all mothers and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Thank you Julia Howe, Anna Jarvis and Juliet Blakely for together creating Mother’s Day for us to honor the most important people in our lives; the mothers who gave birth to us, or those who nurtured and loved us. I Love you Mom, Granny and Grandmom! Happy Mother’s Day!!!!