Every Mother’s Day, mom’s are awash in flowers and trinkets, whisked away on expensive dates or presented with a series of gifts. Is this what Mother’s Day is really about, though? While I’m sure mom appreciates the trip to the spa, it’s important that she knows why you want her to enjoy a restful day, or why you and the kids are willing to buy her gifts and flowers. It truly is the thought that counts.
Far too often, husbands and kids will treat mom to a special day that isn’t really within the constraints of their budget, and this doesn’t do anyone any good – why spoil mom today when it will cause a fight about the money later? Gifts are nice gestures, but they need to backed up with genuine emotion and thoughtfulness. Whatever your Mother’s Day plans might be, trying including a note like the one below.
Step 1: List the top five things that you’re thankful for about her
Step 2: List five special things she does
Sit down and write it in this form:
This Mother’s Day, I want you to know how thankful I am for you, and all the things you do. I want to take this moment to list the things I love about you.
I am thankful for _________________, _________________, _________________, _________________, and _________________.
I appreciate you because _________________, _________________, __________________, ____________________, and __________________.
Happy Mother’s Day!
I love you,
Last year, Bill M from Boca Raton, FL sent this letter to his wife and she told him, “That’s The Nicest Thing I’ve Seen in 33 Years.”
A mother’s day gift doesn’t have to be expensive. Don’t stress out over finding the right location for dinner or picking out the perfect card – those things are secondary. Mother’s Day is about appreciating the moms who raised us, and the moms who raise our children. Whether or not you spring for flowers or earrings, take a moment to tell the special woman in your life how much you care, it might just make this her most special Mother’s Day yet!
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