With Mother's Day just around the corner, renowned and highly respected Board Certified Life Coach Brooke Lewis has put together a few tips on how to honor that special woman in your life - your mom - on the upcoming annual day of celebration.
Having written for, spoken on and appeared in TV segments for the likes of The Huffington Post, Woman's Day, Female First and John Kerwin Live to name just a few, Lewis has gone on to empower, inspire and motivate men and women around the world, giving them the power and knowledge to make each and every day truly count and to help them feel confident in themselves and their relationships. Read below to see what she has to say on how to honor, love and cherish your mom this coming weekend.
"Although, I chose not to have children of my own, I truly believe that motherhood is one of the most difficult jobs around. I have watched women tirelessly put their children before themselves, and, their needs, before their own. I have witnessed women hold full-time jobs, while raising three young kids and single Mothers playing the role of both parents. No parent is perfect and our Moms may have made some mistakes along the way, but a Mother’s love should never be forgotten. So, follow these easy… TIPS TO HONOR A MOTHER ON MOTHER’S DAY.
Put The Past In The Past
Sure, we are all a little messed up from our childhood, aren’t we (LOL)? So, on Mother’s Day, choose to put the past in the past, live in the present and let go of the mistakes your Mother or your Sister made when you were growing up! Find forgiveness for anyone or anything you feel may have “wronged” you. Rather than allowing yourself to feel like that 12 year old kid again, be an adult and come from a place of LOVE!
Work Within Your Budget
I know it is a big thing to take the family out to a Mother’s Day brunch and get all fancy! Trust me when I tell you that your Mother or Wife will appreciate the simple and “real” gifts just as much, if you are on a budget. Think back to when you were a kid and you brought home arts and crafts that you made for your Mother at school. Her eyes would light up when you gave them to her, wouldn’t they? Bake her her favorite cake, pie or brownies and decorate a gift box from scratch. Make a collage of photos of the family. Any woman will appreciate the effort you put into this. And, remember, you created it from your heart, so it is priceless!
Tell Her How Much You Love Her (In Person Or Via Phone Or Skype, Not Via Email Or Text!)
Communication is a lost art these days! Yes, cards are wonderful, but go that extra step and tell your Mother, Step-mother, Grandmother, Wife, Aunt, Girlfriend, Partner, Sister, Daughter, etc…how much you love her and give specific examples of all the things she does that you are grateful for! With families and friends living further apart than ever, it is even more important to express and show love for the people in our lives. If you are on different coasts or in different countries, set a Skype or Facetime date, so you can see the smile on the Mother’s pretty face, when you tell her you love her!
Do Something Special For Someone Who Is Not Your Mother
Life can be challenging and lonely and a lot of people are facing hardships these days. Go out of your way and give a card or a flower to that neighbor who is a single Mother and always offers to drive your child to school. Maybe there is a Mother at your work whose children live in another state. Bring her a chocolate kiss and make her day. Visit a home for the elderly and spend the day with an elderly Mother/Grandmother/Great-grandmother whose family lives in another city. Keep her company and have her tell you stories about her children and grandchildren for a few hours. I am willing to wager that YOU will be the one filled with LOVE when you leave!"