Saturday, May 7, 2011

You Don't Have To Have Children To Appreciate Mother's Day

To me, Mother’s Day is a day when we should appreciate someone in our lives who has made a difference and really contributed to who we’ve become.  That could be our mothers, or it could be someone you’re related to by choice...not by blood.

The bottom line is...Mother’s Day is as good a time as any to tell someone close to you what they mean to you.  If any of these apply to someone you know...thank them this weekend. 

  1. Someone who has taught you that class and beauty don’t have to cost a dime.
  2. Someone who has shown you unconditional support.
  3. Someone who thinks you’re the best...even when you’re at your worst.
  4. Someone you can’t wait to tell the good and the bad to.
  5. Someone who waits to roll their eyes until you leave.
  6. Someone who made you walk a mile to school and back (even in snow).  Well...that could’ve just been me.  But apparently it was a character builder.  Or a subject for another blog.
  7. Someone who lives with someone (or something) else they have to clean up after when they’re really not feeling like it (who’s ever up for that?).
  8. Someone who worries about you when you leave.
  9. Someone who just inspires you to be the person you’re supposed to be.
  10. Someone who you know that when the going gets tough...they’re not going anywhere.

Show someone a little appreciation this weekend.  Just say, “I’m so glad I know you.”  Or, “You look pretty today.”  Or, “Thanks for bailing me out of jail last night.”

Appreciation is a gift that costs nothing but worth more than you’ll ever know.

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© Catherine Tidd 2011

1 comment:

  1. Good thoughts and a great way to reframe a day that can have a lot of "baggage" for so many people, especially those who have lost someone close.