Mother’s Day: Don’t Take Anyone for Granted, Ever

I would like to wish all the mothers out there a very happy mother’s day. I hope everyone out there will take this time to spend some quality time with their mothers by taking them out somewhere, getting them something nice or simply spending time with them. I advise that everyone not take for granted everything mothers do and provide for their children but also to appreciate it. After all, you would not be here right now if it wasn’t for her.

I feel that as great as it is to have specific days to honor certain individuals, it should not be limited to just that one day every year. We should still appreciate our mothers, fathers, veterans and trees during the other 364 (or 365 during leap years) days as well. It doesn’t always have to involve exchanging gifts but constantly reminding that certain person or persons how much you appreciate everything they have done for you. The presence of such human beings that mean so much to an individual’s life is perhaps far more important and meaningful than any inanimate objects.

Speaking from experience as a person who no longer has any kind of relationship with his own biological parents, I hope no one else ever has to go through what I had to go through. So many people take for granted the relationships with their own parents, not fully realizing the starkly different circumstances others have endured or are currently enduring. I have this message to everyone: Please do not take anything in life for granted, especially if it is your own parents, family, friends or any other human connections you may have. I advise you to go visit or call your parents right this second and tell them how much you love them and how much you really appreciate them for everything in life.

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One thought on “Mother’s Day: Don’t Take Anyone for Granted, Ever

  1. Simon – beautifully written and very nice sentiments. I lost my parents very young and although I don’t know what you’ve gone/are going through, I can relate a bit. For what it is worth, you are stuck with us. Take care.

    Sincerely,
    Your best friend over 70.

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