How the Social Media Celebrated Mothers Day

With the hype of the elections, Mothers Day almost went unnoticed in Pakistan this year. But if there is one thing you can count on in this day and age is a constant and persistent reminder of any global event through social media. This year was the same as posts invaded our Facebook walls with people putting up quotes and pictures of their mom’s  Also, the interactive pages made sure they paid tribute to mothers worldwide in their own unique and personal styles. From emotional love-filled messages to sarcastic and witty humour  it truly was a day dedicated to mothers on Social media. I just hope everyone took some time and actually wished their mammas for real!

Here are a few examples of the posts we came across today:

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Mother’s Day: Corporate Venture or Something more?

A lot has been said about Mother’s Day and there is absolutely nothing more that I can say or add here.. But somehow I have never been able to celebrate this day as is expected from the us now thanks to the media.. they have found one more way to make us feel bad about how they should be showering their mother/father/sister/dog/neighbor with love, flowers, and cards..

See I don’t think that there is anyone out there who doesn’t appreciate what their parents do for them.. And if they don’t then believe me one day won’t change their feelings. But putting all this emphasis on them for one day and then just taking it away from them the other day is just as cruel.. I mean, the love should be constant.. not a day where you can wash away your guilt for the rest of the year.

So yes, you have guessed it right.. I didn’t give my mother anything special, or buried her under tons of flowers, but for me and my sister it has been a constant understanding since we were kids.

Both of my parents worked, and therefore whatever responsibilities were there had to be shared. I have seen my mother and my father return from work at 12 am and at that point they would come pick us up from our grand mother’s house and then take us home. I have seen her struggle as she tried to explain the concept that there are mother’s who work and not just stay home all day and that too is okay. Continue reading