Mother’s Day is just around the corner! And you know what that means… It’s time to let all the moms in our lives know just how much they mean to us! Whether you’re showing your love and appreciation to your own mom, a mother figure, a friend, or a family member, now’s the time to start thinking about how you plan to celebrate these incredible women. Here at City of Kindness, we believe in, well… you guessed it: kindness! So it only makes sense that our ideas for mom are centered around just that. And there are so many ways to use kindness to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day! So let’s get into a few of our favorites:
Using Kindness to Celebrate Mom
- A Handmade Card – You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but it really is the thought that counts. And when you take the time to sit down, get creative, and intentionally make something special for mom, it means so much more than you might realize! While store-bought cards are lovely too, this method just goes to show that kindness doesn’t have to cost anything! Just find some paper and a pen, and get to doodling and writing! As long as it’s from the heart, mom’s sure to love it!
- Say ‘Thank You’ – So often we forget to speak our gratitude into existence. And yet, the impact of those two simple words can be major, especially when said to the ones who go above and beyond to meet the needs of their loved ones day in and day out. Taking the time to acknowledge mom’s efforts and reminding her that none of her kindness goes unnoticed is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. And all it takes is a few minutes to reflect her kindness back to her with a simple, ‘I see you, and I appreciate you.’
- Spend Quality Time Together – Too often we get caught up thinking we have to spend money on mom to celebrate Mother’s Day when all she really wants is a little of our time and attention! Presents are all well and good, but the memories we make are the things that truly stick with us throughout a lifetime. So this year, set some time aside and spend it with mom doing something you both love. Go for a walk, watch your favorite movie, cook a meal together… and whatever you end up doing, have FUN doing it!
- Give Her a Break – Think about the mom, or moms, that you’re celebrating this year… chances are they could use a little ‘me time.’ What with cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, and often working a full-time job through it all, these women are usually going non-stop. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show kindness by taking something off their plate and giving them a break! So maybe you watch the kids and let mom take the day off. Or maybe you cook dinner so mom can relax and enjoy herself responsibility-free! We’re willing to bet that however you help out, she’ll welcome the support!
So there you have it! A few of our favorite ways to show kindness and celebrate all the amazing moms in your life this Mother’s Day. We hope that these ideas inspire you to explore variations of your own and that you all have the most wonderful time making memories with your loved ones this year. Happy Mother’s Day!