“Buy your mother a card,” said the town cryer at a local Renaissance faire on Mother’s Day weekend. Couldn’t agree more!
Feel free to weight the pros and cons of gift-giving holidays if you wish, but, really, it’s the thought that counts… and some people put none in.
Ever major holiday, you see the hapless masses swarm around the greeting card section, grasping at whatever sentimental piece of cardboard is left on the shelf. Doesn’t matter if you forgot or you got busy or what. You’re still there, you’re still in trouble. So, if it is in your power, don’t wait until the last moment, no matter the holiday. Make a card, write a note, craft a gift, use technology to preorder it months in advance. The options are many. Do whatever it is that makes your special person happy. It doesn’t have to be big. It just have to be.
Why? It’s not because Hallmark needs your money. No, it’s as much for your sake as there’s. You see, kindness is a muscle. The more you exercise it, the easier and more enjoyable the experience will be. Conversely, if you don’t use it at all, when the time comes, you will be caught unawares. Nobody wants that. So do good, often and in new and creative ways.
Buy your mother a card. Life is a precious.