Mother's Day - Giving Back!
Thoughts About Putting The Thought In For Mom
What's The Appropriate Gift?
A box of sinful chocolates. A vase of spring-flourishing flowers. A simple card. A family dinner together.
Each year around this time, we struggle to find the appropriate way to honour our mother on her one special day. Sometimes, we hem and haw about what we should do. Some years, we find that this particular holiday sneaks up on us, springing upon us a panicked anxiety.
In this day of commercialism and self-absorption, we easily look to buying the latest in gifts hoping to bring some wonder of the modern world to our maternal doorsteps. While it does pique our mothers' curiosities, one can still hear their reluctant voice - "Well, it's the thought that counts...".
Perhaps that cliche holds more truth than we previously thought. Maybe the true "Mother's Day" gift starts not with a purchase, but a deep reflection of what our mothers have meant to our lives. Questions like - "What has my mother brought out in me as a person?"
While it is true that we should all reflect on the sacrifices that mother always give for their child's well-being, maybe we need to go deeper and examine one the most intimate relationships of our lives.
Our mother's day gifts reveal as much about us as it does about our mothers. Better that it be a declaration of our positive traits as a human being rather than a negative one. A well thought out gift is connected with a well thought of mother.
Giving the giver of life is no easy task but then giving of life was never easy either.