In two separate instances, strangers wished me a "Happy Mother's Day" while I was out doing my business in the world. Is this a normal thing? I feel pretty weird that just my status as a woman would make someone assume that I'm a mother and say something to me about it. Or are they just giving me a nudge to celebrate my own mother, since we all have one?

Both instances happened while I was with my husband (but I wasn't wearing my ring). One was a gardener on our apartment property. The other was a middle aged couple we passed while walking downtown.

Should I be saying this to women I don't know who have children? (There were lots of families out and about.) Would they appreciate it?