Peace for Mother's Day

Despite its being one of the most commercially successful days of celebration in our country, Mother's Day had a truly honorable beginning. Mother's Day in the United States, celebrated on the second Sunday in May, was promoted by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the American Civil War. In 1870, she wrote the Mother's Day Proclamation as a call for peace and disarmament.

This is part of the Mother's Day Proclamation, written 138 years ago:

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed ...
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

Although we have yet to answer Julia Ward Howe's call, we all do honor our Mothers and celebrate them on Mother's Day.

If we cannot individually give the world peace, then at least we can give Mom the break she needs from the hard work of being a Mother ~ and Lanikai Bath and Body has just the ticket. Choose from literally hundreds of soothing bath and body products that are guaranteed to put a smile on Mom's face, and to give her a bit of the peace she so richly deserves.

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