Whether You think Mother's Day is sacred or on the flip side, too commercialized, sentimental, or shallow, here are some tips that can help you savor (or in some cases, SAVE) the day.
Tickle Mom With Story Telling. Whether You write it down or choose to speak your nostalgic narrative out loud, tell Mom a story that will warm her spirit. We ALL have one or two tidbits from our youth that we kept hush-hush from home. Years later, you can look back on it and laugh! So, prep your chops, clear your voice, and speak from your heart. Mom will appreciate the walk down Memory Lane.
Make Happiness Happen. Unfortunately there are some of us that don't have their Moms around anymore. Don't feel like you have nothing/no one to celebrate on Mother's Day. Find that special Mother figure that has enhanced your existence and spend some time with her. Let her know what she means to you. You will probably get as much out of telling her as she gets from hearing it!
Pamper Her Proudly. After all, Mom did a great job of taking care of you all those years. Now it's your turn to return the favor. Whatever your budget, find something that helps her relax or feel special. Does she love a nice cup of tea? Buy some of her favorite along with a new tea cup to savor it in. Maybe she can't wait for a spa day. Schedule an appointment and pick a great facial or massage for her to indulge in. Be creative and find something that she wouldn't take the time to do for herself.
Nuke The Negativity. Do your very best to stay out of the penalty box. Mother's Day is not the day to break the rules or draw a Red Card. Table any touchy topics out of respect for Mom and do your very best to slaughter speech that suppreses the day! Focus on positive things and let the past sit this one out.
Make Her Heart Skip A Beat. Who doesn't love a good surprise? Has your little brother not made it home for a while? Coordinate and get him in town to surprise Mom on her special day! Maybe she has been talking about a new restaurant for a while but doesn't have the time to go or can't seem to get a table. You better get those reservations and ask for the best table in the house. Do something she least expects and watch her light up.
Create Some Face Time. For some of us, we just can't make it to meet up with Mom in person. Don't let distance get in your way. Thank God for technology! Skype, break out the camera phone, however you do it, just figure it out! Letting Mom see your smiling face is priceless.
There's still time to shop, plan, and create! Make this Mother's Day one she'll remember for years to come!