• Valentine’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Grandparents Day

Now there are several more holidays, but the ones I’ve mentioned above are more of a personal holiday.

Most people I know enjoy getting a gift. I know I certainly do.

Maybe it’s just me, but it feels forced on you to get a gift BECAUSE it’s mother’s/father’s day, or valentine’s. In my opinion, a gift is more enjoyable when it’s given randomly, NOT BECAUSE it’s this or that holiday.

My son has NEVER got me a “Mother’s Day” gift. He has always shown me how much he loves and appreciates me all year long. He would do things most kids don’t think about to do, or wait until they are told to do. Just as an example he would notice the towels need washed, so he would gather up clothes to be washed with the towels. If he needed clean school clothes, instead of him telling me, he would wash his own clothes, and mine. He was very helpful. I’ll never forget one evening I came home from work. That day was an all around bad day. It was cold and wet, lots of flights was canceled due to bad weather. Soooo needless to say working a booth at a parking facility for the airport, people would get upset because they had to pay. Even though their flight was canceled. But one of the things they didn’t realize was, the parking facility and the airport are two different entities. Trying to explain THAT to an already upset customer is quite a task. They are already upset about the flight being canceled and NOW have to pay for a service that (in their mind) did not utilize is just fuel to the fire.

My son was maybe 10 or 11 yrs old. Now after an eight hour shift at the airport the long bus ride home gave me a chance to nap, as I headed home. I was also thinking of what to have for dinner. However I get home and my front door is locked. My son comes to the door and says wait mom. So now I’m standing outside in the drizzling rain waiting. Then he finally opens the door. This boy done re-arranged the living room furniture around, he had candles lit, and he was finishing up cooking spaghetti. But when he unlocked the door to let me in, he also had a poem that he wrote to me. He read it to me. The poem read…

Roses are red violets are blue. I love when I make you happy and you smile at me with your blue eyes. I’m sorry mom if I make you sad by not doing the things you ask. But I want you to know that I love you.

Now that entire bad day I had is gone. So we had dinner and we talked he said to me, “I know I don’t fold the towels like you like, but I will try and do more to help you mom. And that he did. That’s just an example of how you can show you love someone and not have to be a specific holiday. Now he mentioned about not folding the towels right. But I told him, regardless if you fold them how you like or how I like, wrong or right, is not important, it’s the fact that they’re done and I’m very thankful for that.

The truth is, you cannot put a price on love. Love for a parent, or a family member, or your spouse. Your actions towards the person you love says a lot.

So don’t wait until its ——Day, show your love daily. Be random at gift giving, not BECAUSE it’s —–Day. Those kind gestures, and little things you do to help, are so much more appreciated. And when you do give a gift I think it would be more valued because it was random, not BECAUSE of —–Day.

So that’s my thought for today. As usual I’ll leave with ✌❤ and a few links.