Author, Coach, Educator, & Realtor

I am so grateful to have a dear friend who among other gifts and talents does relationship coaching/consulting. ( Understanding relationships is vital to both your professional and personal growth. )

Years ago I heard her give advice to a group of women as Mother’s Day approached.

Her message was heartfelt and impactful. Mother’s Day is a reminder to thank not only your Mother but your Mentors as well. The people in your life who have served as surrogate “mothers” throughout your life.

Writing a note to someone ( female or male ) who may or may not know how important they are to you, or how they have helped you along the way, is a great way to say thank you.


Some things you may want to say:

Thank You for being in my life.

Thank you for your guidance, your caring and your support.

 Thank you for the unconditional love you have given me. ( Sounds like Mom doesn’t it ? )

Thank you for your shoulder to lean on, your words that soothe, your insights and your unwavering belief in me.

Thank you for your example of strength and courage, your ability to see the true me and your trust in my success at whatever I choose to do.

I’d like to thank you today as I do every day when I remember the things I am grateful for in my life.

Through your example I have learned to “mother” and mentor those who I have had the privilege to know and love.

Every word I speak, sentence I write and action I take has been positively influenced by knowing you.


There is no better way to live life than to be an inspiration and advocate for others.

Don’t wait — write your notes today. You will be giving the gifts of recognition, praise and gratitude.


Relationship Coaching/Consulting:

Cottor Consulting Ltd., Sharon Cottor —


Comments on: "Mother’s and Mentor’s Day" (3)

  1. Kate,
    this is such a timely reminder given mother’s day this weekend. I would like to do this on a regular basis…any tips on how to help make it a part of our weekly, monthly routine of gratitude and self care?

  2. Hopefully all women will get this message and recognize that without mentors their career will not reach its full potential. A message shared recently at a NAWIC meeting. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. This is such a positive message. Be sure to share it on your FB page.

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