They say the greatest love of all is learning to love yourself. Before we fully learn to love ourselves, though, there is this one person who can give that love to us unconditionally. That she has been there continuously supporting, believing beyond doubt, and trusting us even on days we find it difficult to do so ourselves.
The love she can give and allow us to experience is one that is pure and selfless; a love that is meant to teach us. This is the kind that knows no age nor time, nor does it define us by our looks and in terms of past accomplishments or mistakes. It is the kind that looks after and finds interest even in the most trivial of things that concern us – the kind of love only a mother can give.
Our moms have helped us with so much, and this month, we celebrate her. What better ways are there to express appreciation for this extraordinary woman? We have gathered a few tips bound to make new memories we’ll look back to in years to come.
Write her a letter, the sappy kind
Not everyone is close to our mothers. For some, it is easier to connect with them digitally where we are most comfortable nowadays. Whether you decide to do it this way or go for the sappy, underrated hand-written letter, this will go a long way for them. Write about how you feel without recourse. Sometimes we get too caught up in what we have to do and lose sight of what matters -meaningful, honest relationships especially with our moms.
Serve her breakfast in bed
Let her sleep in and surprise her with her favorite breakfast or brunch dishes. You can also look into new recipes and try something different this time around. It’s always good to wake up to such a special gesture. Ask her how the past weeks have been, get that conversation you haven’t had in years – actually go the extra mile to know your mom more.
Get her that much-needed R&R
Most moms are overworked – from balancing stress at work and managing the household. Book a trip that’s hours away from the city or a hotel to get that quick break, buy her those coupons to a massage, bring her to the salon and have her nails done. Take this casual day trip with the family and make sure it’s all to make her feel special.
Let her know it’s okay to put herself first during the weekends
Give her the peace of mind and the relief that you have everything covered as she finally gets that regular time for herself. As she rears a family, this seems to be next to impossible. It’s not like an ordinary job you can clock out off after working 8 hours – it requires a full and unceasing commitment to be accountable for a person and raise a family.
Ask her about life advice you’ve wanted to know
As we grow older, we are too excited to go off on our way and embrace independence. It must be a long time since you had that talk with her. Despite having friends who we trust and believe in, nothing beats the concern of a mom. Ask her for life advice – essentially, she already knows you to your core no matter how much time has passed.
Give Back Mom’s #PureLoveTrusts
As we celebrate our moms this month, Absolute Distilled Drinking Water is one with us. In highlight of its recently launched campaign #PureLoveTrusts, it’s about time we show appreciation and give our moms back the pure love they have given us throughout the years – the love that trusts, sets free and made us into the people we are today.