Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honor mothers and influential mother-like figures. It is a day to celebrate motherhood and a time where love, gratitude and appreciation is shown through acts of kindness and the giving of gifts.
This year, however, feels a little different. In a time of coronavirus, they need more than flowers and a day off. Mother’s need more than traditional self-care. We need to show recognition, deep and lasting recognition, that the work they do as caregivers is invaluable.
For those of us lucky enough to treat patients, it is so wonderful to see a daughter or a son finally be able to visit their mother in the nursing home – caring, talking and singing to them. Love that was given is love that is returned.
Here are a few ideas and activities that we can do with those important women in our lives to show how much we care about them and their well-being:
- Bring out the home movies and/or photo albums – go down memory lane
● Head out to the park — walk around, play, and enjoy being outside together
● Walk around and look at the blooming trees and wildflowers at the Botanical Gardens newest exhibit
● Making a healthy and delicious brunch spread together
Make sure mothers and influential mother-like figures in your life knows how much you love and appreciate them. This year more than ever, they need to feel that!