“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Diana, Princess of Wales
“The state or experience of having or raising a child.”
Motherhood — it’s a term we’re all familiar with, and something we should all be grateful for. Our mothers are the vessels that guide us through this life experience (whether their journey to parenthood happened biologically, through marriage, via adoption or any other manner). And for their guidance we will be forever grateful.
So, if you’re looking for something incredible to give your mama this Mother’s Day, look no further!
Here are 5 incredible ways to show your mama you love her:
1.) Write Her A Letter
Pour your gratitude and love into a heartfelt letter to your mama. Not only is writing a letter free, it’s also one of the most special things you can do for your mom.
Because gratitude and love in their truest form are unrivaled against anything that can be bought with money — that’s why it’s #1 on this list!
Regardless of your financial situation or position in life, take the time to write the special lady in your life a love letter! She deserves it!
2.) Surprise Her With a Home-cooked Meal!
You might be the next Top Chef or only know how to make (burnt) scrambled eggs and toast. It doesn’t matter. Whatever your skill level, you can still surprise your mama with a home-cooked meal!
Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or a combination — you being present and taking the time to make your mama a meal is going to make her feel like the appreciated goddess she is!
So whip up whatever you can and enjoy a meal celebrating your mama!
3.) Take Her on A Date
Want to show your mom how special and appreciated she is? Take her on a date! Surprise her and plan a special night out — just the two of you.
Go see a movie. Walk in the park. Have dinner together. Whatever sounds fun and you know she’d enjoy — do that!
This is especially important as you get older, and move away from your mama because regardless of age, you’re always going to be her baby and she’s always going to be your mama so take some time to wine and dine her!
4.) Make Her a Gratitude Jar
If you want to gift your mama with something physical, think about making her a gratitude jar.
What’s a gratitude jar? Great question!
It’s a simple jar you make (out of whatever spare glass container you might have lying around your house — for example, an empty salsa jar, a flower vase, mason jar etc.) and customize however you want. Perhaps you want to decorate it with pictures of you and your mama, or write inspirational quotes all over it.
The most important part of course isn’t what’s on the outside — it’s what’s on the inside. Within the jar, you’re going to write and place gratitude and love notes. These can be phrases, stories and/or letters. Whatever you think your mama would like the most.
And each individual note you’ll fold up and put inside the jar. Then she can pick them out one by one and read everything you love about her and appreciate her for!
*Pro tip: bring tissues!
5.) Gift Her With An Experience
What’s one thing your mama really wants to experience but is afraid to do alone, won’t splurge on or won’t make the time for?
Maybe she wants to go a concert. Or on helicopter ride. Or take a trip to a different city because she hasn’t traveled much. Whatever the case may be, if you’re in the financial position to make that desire a reality for her then do it!
We don’t have our mamas in physical form forever, and we have to cherish and soak them in as much as we can while they’re here. There’s no better gift than spending time together so plan something nice and gift your mama with an unforgettable experience.
Above all, tell your mama how much you love and cherish her! Mother’s Day was created so we would remember to set aside time to celebrate our beautiful mamas and tell them how much we love them! Use these any of these 5 suggestions and you’ll make your mama feel loved and happy on her special day!
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to casualizing the spiritual experience and making it attainable for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality, mindfulness and empowered living.