Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th this year and it’s time to show your mom how much you care. Here are 7 easy ways to let her know that she means a lot to you and has made a mark on your life.
Tell Her You Love Her
This seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people just assume their mother already knows. Even if she does know you love her, tell her again. She probably doesn’t hear it enough.
Thank Her for Her Hard Work
Moms work hard and we sometimes take their efforts for granted. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, and driving the kids to lessons, games, and appointments are just a few of the things they may manage with ease. Many moms work a job outside the home too, making them even more amazing.
While moms do what it takes to make the household run smoothly, they may not always feel appreciated. A few simple words of thanks for what she does and what she’s done can mean plenty to your mom and it costs absolutely nothing.
Donate to Her Favorite Charity
Buying another box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers does show mom you care, but it’s also uninspiring and certainly doesn’t take much thought on your part.
Instead of going for the same ‘ole, same ‘ole, why not donate to your mom’s favorite charity? It shows you pay attention to her concerns and it helps those in need.
Lend a Hand in the Garden or Kitchen
Easing mom’s burdens around the house is a great way to show you care. However, when you only invest a few hours one day a year it has less impact. Consider volunteering to tend the yard or clean the house for a week. Mom will know you appreciate her and she’s worth the effort.
Tell Her What You Learned From Her
We all learn valuable lessons from our mothers. Some lessons are hard while other times we pick up on what mom wants us to know without even realizing it.
Nonetheless, at some point we know our moms know more than we do. Tell her which great things she’s taught you and how they’ve impacted your life. Your mother may not know that she’s reached you and just telling her can mean a lot.
Recount Your Favorite “Mom Story”
Mother’s Day is a great time to review mom highlights. Think about the special mom moments that made you laugh or feel proud. Perhaps your mother made a goofy face during a photo or imitated a friend, family member, or celebrity and made you laugh.
Perhaps they were in the audience for every one of your games or performances, even when you weren’t a shining star.
Recount your favorite story and tell your mom why it meant so much to you. You’ll probably laugh or even shed a few tears when you bring up touching old memories.
Spend Time Together
We all lead busy lives, but you owe it to your mom to spend time together on Mother’s Day. If you can’t meet face-to-face, call her and have a good, long conversation. Spending time with mom in any manner you can shows that you’re thinking about her.