Hey guys! So, if you’re in the UK then you’ll know that Mother’s Day is tomorrow. It’s the time where we can come together and celebrate the female figures in our lives – whether that is your mother or someone else who means a lot to you. I know there’s going to be some people reading this who don’t have the best relationships with their mums or perhaps don’t even know them so I just want you to know that you’re not alone and it’s okay to feel sad today if that is the case. You should never think that you’re not allowed to feel because that’s far from the case. Anyway! I thought I would do a Mother’s Day themed post and it might be a bit different to what you think! So, here’s five things that you can give your mum tomorrow:
Think about it. Your mum carried you in her womb for nine months. If she isn’t your birth mum and she adopted you, then she went through the whole process of adoption and didn’t give up because she wanted you so badly. She then has sat through every one of your tantrums, every time that you threw your food on the floor and kicked up a fuss because you didn’t want something that was likely good for you. Mums deserve all the respect in the world because I find it a lot of effort to look after a cactus, let alone a screaming child. So, today – give your mum the respect she deserves. Don’t talk down to her or snap. Treat her how you want to be treated.
Mother’s Day shouldn’t be the only day that you appreciate your mum or your loved one. It should be every single day of the year. I know that by human nature, we can take things for granted and not appreciate them as much as we would if it was gone but make it your goal this year to not do that. I’m not saying I’m the best daughter in the world, but I talk to my mum every day and I tell her I love her every day. It’s little things like that that mean a lot to people – especially when it’s a loved one.
This is kind of similar to the past few points but the best gift that you can give anyone is your time. I know it’s easy to get wrapped up in things like blogging and social media and work and to not pay full attention to the people around us. It’s only human and adult to not have much time. Which is sad and scary when you think about the fact you spend more time at the average job than anywhere else. But for the time that you do have to spare, make sure you use it wisely. We all could do with a little me time and that’s not what I’m saying – but even just a phone call if you don’t live with your mum or a text to tell her you’re thinking of her I’m sure will bring a smile to her face.
I cannot stress how important this is. While there may be some things that you don’t want to tell your mum or that you’re scared to – honesty in any relationship is invaluable. It is what is needed to have any healthy relationship because we don’t like to be lied to. Lies will always beget more lies and they’ll always catch up to you – you wouldn’t want your mum to lie to you so don’t do the same to her. I can promise you that as you’re entering into a more adult friend-like relationship with her, it will mean the world to be open and honest.
Yes, yes. Cue the cheesy music but this honestly the very best thing that you can give your mum this weekend. Don’t stress if you can see other people giving their mums lavish holidays or something like that and all you can afford is a card, or even a homemade card. It really is the thought that counts – just let your mum know what she means to you. I can promise you it’s the best gift that you can ever give.
So, there you have it! What are you guys doing today? Let me know in the comments! I’m sorry I’ve been a little slow on the blog this week but I have so much interesting content coming your way so make sure you subscribe to my blog and follow all of my social media.
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