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A Big Shout-out To Mothers

She always seems to find a way to make things better, without fail.

How possible is it even, that someone can have as much love to carry an entire family? To play an instrumental role in making and shaping family bonds and relationships, and of course, that comes with its own highs and lows that mothers take in stride.

And if we’re honest with ourselves, we might as well admit that we’re slowly learning how beautiful it is to be a fulltime caregiver, especially as we grow older. But we’ve also grown to learn that it’s a journey filled with many challenges too.

That’s why we take a humble bow, to pay respect to women who nurture and grow the citizens of our communities.

To strengthen your own bond with the wonderful women in your life, here are a few ideas you might try out with them in the next few weeks:

Cook together

Besides this being a great way to make the most of the Covid-19 lockdown, there are rich lessons that will come from making food together. And with food being a foundation for our survival, the passing of recipes and life lessons between generations is a great way to connect in a completely new way.

Handwritten cards

Just make her one favour on this one: be totally honest. Although it might seem like another old-fashioned way of expressing ourselves, adding meaning to what you write in a note will make it resonate. There’s never been a better time to appreciate the people who help us live our best lives.

Of course, if there’s no other way … just send her a text.

Personal phone calls

In the middle of what has been a chaotic start to the year 2020, hearing her voice can make all the difference. Plus calls are an immediate way of connecting parents and children who live away from their mothers. In many countries, Mother’s Day always makes the phone lines reach peak activity, while the long-standing tradition of giving flowers, cards and other gifts is still going strong.

The whole point of it all is to find ways to maintain and strengthen our connections to the women who, in different ways, have played a role in shaping the people we are today. The more ordinary the activities that allow us those connections, the better, and that might even help us be more consistent in focusing on our relationships this way.

Mothers are often our biggest cheerleaders. That’s why it’s important to tell them enough times how deeply they’re appreciated. Mother’s Day is the special time of year, when you get to celebrate your first best friend and the person you go to for essential advice.

Mother’s Day is also a great time to show love for all the other wonderful women in our lives.

An unknown author once fittingly described the impact that mothers have on us. “A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”

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