By Batista Gremaud
Motherhood is one of the most challenging jobs in the entire world. So, magically, Mother's Day is a way to honor all the sacrifices moms make for their children by saying "thank you" for nurturing and protecting their families in countless ways. But, beyond that, it is really a way to honor and show appreciation for moms' love and dedication to their children.
Beyond buying a gift or sending flowers, spending quality time together, sharing memories, or simply enjoying each other's company over a cup of tea or a special outing may be more valued. Playing cards or a board game together can also be a great way to bring the family together and allow them to bond with one another on that special occasion.
Create long-lasting memories.
Cook her favorite meal or create a new recipe.
Spending quality time in the kitchen can be an enjoyable and creative way to spend time together instead of going out to dinner. This can be a great way to strengthen the bond with your Mom and make for a fun, memorable time by allowing for continuous conversation. Besides, it is much more stimulating and fun than a restaurant.
Ultimately, you'll enjoy the meal made with care and expertise while basking in the joy of spending time together. Cookouts, dinner parties, and similar activities will create lifelong memories.
Create a handmade gift.
If you are crafty, consider creating something special instead of buying a gift, such as jewelry, a dream catcher, or a card featuring a beautiful picture or poem.
Some other ideas for homemade Mother's Day gifts include a voucher for a day of pampering, a handwritten letter detailing why you appreciate your Mom, a coupon book for chores or errands she can cash in on, a poem, or a special memory jar with notes and mementos from family members. Another unique and personal idea is to assemble an original playlist of her favorite songs or record a special message for your Mom to cherish for years to come.
Spend some quality time together.
The best way to show your Mom you care is to spend time with her doing things you both enjoy. Take a walk together, a workout class, or play a game. If you're looking for a way to relax together, take advantage of any special deals on Mother's Day spa treatments or massages. Share stories about her or your childhood. Talk about your favorite memories and tell her how special she is.
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For moms in heaven
You can still celebrate Mother's Day if your Mom is no longer with you. Remember the beautiful times with her and focus on the positive memories. Express your love for her on this day; you may decide to light a candle in her honor and create a special ritual for yourself to recognize the day. Depending on your beliefs, you may say a prayer for her, meditate, visit her grave, or spend some time in nature in her memory.
In memory of your Mom
Write down your favorite memories and keep them somewhere special, or release them by burning them in a fire pit.
Visit places you enjoyed together and focus on happy memories of her.
Talk to her, even if only in your heart and mind.
Donate to a charity or organization she cared about.
Plant a tree or garden in her honor.
Collect photographs or items related to her and your shared memories.
Cook a fabulous meal from a recipe or traditional dish she taught you.
Connect with other family and friends who knew her and share stories and memories.
Get strong! Start strength training.
For moms whose children are gone
Mother's Day can be lonely and sad for those who have lost a child or are spending the day alone due to family feuds or other circumstances.
You can do a few things to make the day more bearable. First, take some time for yourself and do something that brings you joy and makes you feel peaceful. This could include walking in nature, crafting, reading a book, or taking a relaxing bath. Next, reach out to your close family and friends for social support, as talking about your feelings can be cathartic. Alternatively, get involved in a meaningful cause in your child's name, such as fundraising for a charity, running a marathon, or even giving yourself a new lease on life by starting strength training.
Mothers are special and should be celebrated daily for their hard work and dedication. So, on Mother's Day, let's take the opportunity to show our gratefulness and honor motherhood even more.
Celebrating motherhood is one of the best ways to show appreciation and love for your Mom. Every family has traditions for Mother's Day; regardless of the activities you choose for the day, the main point is to show your Mom how much you care about her and appreciate all that she does or has done for you.
What does Mother's Day mean to you, and how will you spend it? Comment in the section below. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Batista Gremaud is the CEO and president of Dr Fitness International, an International Body Designer, Strength Training Expert, No1 Best Selling author of Feminine Body Design, Empowering Fitness For A Pain-Free Life, co-creator of the Feminine Body Design online strength training mentoring system, co-host of the Esoteric Principles of Bodybuilding, Recipient of the most outstanding fitness program 2019 by The Winners Circle, Mastermind at Sea. and producer of the Dr Fitness USA’s THE SHOW.
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