Mother’s Day is just a few days away. If you haven’t already done so by now (and you know you should have), you’ve already purchased a nice gift, along with the bouquet of flowers, candy and cards designed to express in one day the person many of us take for granted during most of the other 364 days of the year. That’s okay. Most will appreciate the gifts and will love you just the same. That said, cards are eventually discarded (or stored away in the limbo of attics and basements), candy is eaten (most of it by you, likely as not) and flowers will wilt and die. (Please tell me you didn’t buy plastic ones.)
As for the gifts, Mom will likely be thrilled with the clothes, shoes, jewelry and night out at that fancy restaurant you have planned for her. (You’re not really going to let her cook, are you?) However, your mother has probably spent your entire life investing in you. Mother’s Day is a great time to return the favor, by thinking of gifts that will not just celebrate her for the day, but that will literally enrich her life.
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