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Reflections on Mother’s Day

Mother and DaughterWhile tangible gifts like flowers, scented candles, jewelry, and cozy loungewear are all great ways to show your appreciation, the most important thing you can give to Mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of time. The two of you are making a journey together—one that started with the joining of two single cells months before you were born, and will continue to wind its way down the infinite path of your heart.

The bond between a mother and child is sacred, unbreakable, and everlasting. It knows no boundaries, and some of its mysteries will never fully be understood. “It is a complex physiological process,” says Dr. Deepak Chopra, a former endocrinologist who has since become an international expert on mind and body healing. “One that enlists not just our hearts, but our brains, hormones, nerves, and almost every part of our bodies.”

Your mother has loved you and been there for you when you needed her most, and there is no better way to show your gratitude than to be there for her now.

Here are just a few simple ways you can make this Mother’s Day special:

  • Make a photo album of treasured family memories for reminiscing when you visit.
  • Plan a special mother/daughter or mother/son day of pampering.
  • Cook a favorite family recipe together.
  • Visit your local botanical garden for a stroll.
  • Try a painting class or other creative activity together.
  • Read her a favorite story or poem.
  • Make her a simple puzzle out of an old family photo.
  • Load a music player with a playlist of her favorite songs.
  • Bring a basket of flowers and create arrangements together.