Maria Shriver teamed up with P&G’s Thank you, Mom campaign in a beautiful tribute about her mother.

I adore what Maria has to say about her mother here:

The gift my mother gave me was the gift of possibility. From an early age, she instilled in me a belief that I could do anything I wanted to do. It wasn’t a matter of, “Can I?” or “Should I?” It was just, “You can, you must, you will!”

Expressing Motherhood was beyond fortunate to be included in today’s piece.

I think Maria, her producer and the editors represented Expressing Motherhood very, very well and I’m grateful.

You can watch the piece here.

Maria spoke about how our children and other people need to respect what we mothers do. I really like that idea.

Before her arrival I told my 6 year-old boy to make sure he addressed her appropriately and looked her in the eyes. He did just that and I looked away and smiled right after he did so. Then I heard her say quietly to him, “Thank you for doing that, I appreciate your eye contact.”

It is a moment I will never forget, I don’t think my son will either!

Every time this video is shared P&G will donate $1 to Special Olympics up to $50,000 total. Maria’s mother Eunice founded the Special Olympics.