Today & Every Day {Mother's Day}

Today is Mother's Day. On days like this (you know, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and any other Hallmark Day) I find myself wondering about what to post on here. Because on the one hand, I truly believe it's stupid that we need to go out and buy things for people on a specific day to prove to them how much we love them.

On the other hand...I don't want to seem like a Debbie Downer. Or like I don't love my mother or something.

The thing is--and most of us know this--that we should be showing these affections all year long. We should be telling our mothers that we love them, and we should be sending care tds "just because" and we should be sharing those little-said notions with them all year long, every year.

So I wanted to keep this semi-brief; in the words of Mr. Rogers, we'll keep it "deep and simple." Days like today shouldn't mean all that much in the course of a life because we should be shining our most loving light each and every day. Love your family, tell them often. Thank your mothers and father, or whoever raised you; let them feel that love radiating from you all the time.

Live life with a grateful heart and bring out the goodness within you. Don't be afraid of displaying love and emotion. And maybe get your mom a card a few times a year instead of just on Mother's Day.

In honor of loving each and every day, let's share a little love in the comments section below. Tell me what you love about your mother, or the person who raised you. Tell me how you honor them all year long and/or how you can do it better and more often.

I'll start: my mother is a very loving woman who taught me to be myself. I find that the older I get, the more I realize how hard her job has been as a parent. I try to be present when I am with her, and go out of my way to do small things that tell  her I care. One thing I do is send random letters to her house to tell her I love her and that she did a good job as a parent. 

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