As someone who hasn’t celebrated Mother’s Day for 29 years, I’ve decided a good way to treat the day, as well as be more inclusive, might be to change it to Happy Mentor’s Day–a special day to honor those women who came before us who inspire and encourage us, each in their own way. (The same could apply to father’s, of course.) This way, not only could those of us who no longer have a blood relative to celebrate could get in on the act, but we could honor the many women who touch our lives with their unique perspective, passion and support.
So, on this day I would like to tip my hat, raise my glass, and wholeheartedly thank Jan, Ruthe, and my step-mother Diana for their friendship, good humor, invaluable encouragement, and inspiration by example. I’m thankful our paths on this planet have crossed many times over.