As my partner keeps reminding me I’ll be 50 next year so I consider myself very fortunate to still have my own mum around. I think of all she has done for me over the years and I recall with disappointment how I did many a thing through my life that was, I’m sure, a disappointment to her, but still she loved me more and more every day.
I once recall a teacher advising the class to imaging Mum was listening to every word we were saying and seeing everything we did. How often would she be disappointed was his question? That has always stuck with me and as my own mum now starts to shows early signs of forgetfulness, I think it more and more important that I thank her as often as I can for every little thing she does for me.
So, how can help you make Mother’s Day an extra special day, so she will already be counting down until next year! Mother’s Day is much earlier this year and in fact, it’s now only a few days away – Sunday March 10th for those of you who haven’t yet thought about it, so time is flying by fast. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to show your mum how much you appreciate her and with a well-thought-out gift, you’ve got the power in your hands to really indulge her this year.
There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to Mother’s Day and finding the ideal present can take time. Mums have varied tastes; some would appreciate some nice jewelry or maybe just a bunch of flowers, whilst others want a kitchen full of gadgets – enough said that finding the perfect gift is all but an easy task. So in order to allow yourself some flexibility, visit a variety of shops and spend some extra time looking for something special, something different. This is a great opportunity to support locally owned businesses and florists. You don’t need to go to the big supermarkets. So take some extra time these next few days to shop around and find a nice gift that Mum will really appreciate, after all, she’s worth it.