#CelebrateingtheRainbow at the workplace – share your stories of Pride!
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We all love mothers don’t we?
How would you not love a human who created you?
But I believe we don’t love mothers.
We love the idea of a mother.
We love the idea of a human who would sacrifice for us, be there to look after us when they would be needing much more help. Someone who would never take a leave from their job and someone we can truly take for granted.
When you want to celebrate mother’s, celebrations are meant for the mothers, who stood up for themselves.
Mothers who separated from toxic partners to give you a peaceful life.
Mothers who chose their careers over everything else.
Mothers who heartily accept they do need to give up sometimes.
Don’t celebrate mothers for what they can do for you.
Celebrate them for the little steps they take for themselves.
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