She brought you into this world, and you’re connected to her in ways that defy understanding. She’s your mom. With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about some meaningful ways to say ‘thank you, mom’. Because we think actions speak louder than words, we’ve gathered a few unique and meaningful ways to express your love this Mother’s Day.
An essential concept from Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi is that wellness is the result of a healthy flow of universal energy or ki. What is ki energy? Well, it’s is essentially the feeling of love and connection, and through simple techniques, we can develop our power to circulate energy and even to help others. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the natural care that many mothers give their children. Have you ever experienced the simple benefit of having someone you love rub your back when you feel unwell? Or tell you a story to help you ease your stress?
Scientists have studied the biological effects of a mother’s love by charting chemical reactions in children’s bodies. It was found that when mothers soothe their children with a hug or a kiss, their children’s hormone levels correlated with love and trust surge while hormone levels correlated with stress plummet. A recent study showed that even the sound of a mother’s voice can trigger a cascade of stress-relieving chemicals in a child’s body.
The powerful bond between mother and child begins in the womb. Then, at birth, eye contact between child and mother creates a bond that causes their brains to become responsive to each other. Thereafter, when a mother hugs, touches, or even speaks to a child, corresponding neurons are fired in both their brains.
Let’s be honest - most moms have a lot going on. A mother’s role is often to be selfless; as a nurturer, a provider, a counselor, and a best friend. Give some love and care back to mom and by getting her something to help her to unwind. A great way to help her to exercise and relieve stress is by signing her up for yoga classes!
We live in a Digital Era where most messages are transmitted instantly and easily. There are some things, however, that are best done the old-fashioned way. This Mother’s Day, go ‘old school’ by sending mom a genuine, hand-written Mother’s Day letter. Writing a letter lets you share your thoughts and feelings for her in a more tangible way. There are some things that email and texting just can’t quite replicate, and the feeling in a hand-written note is one of them.
While it may be easy to say the words ‘I love you, mom’, finding the right action to show you care can require a little more effort. Here’s a simple way to return some love to mom: just help her out with what she’s doing. If you’re not sure where to start - just ask!
Has she been worrying about that leaky faucet? Does she need help in the garden? Show her that you care by taking a proactive approach. She’ll appreciate that you helped her out, and more importantly, she’ll know that you’ve been listening and caring even when she wasn’t asking for your attention.
It’s easy to get lost in our day to day tasks, so much so that we can forget to do the little things. But don’t forget that even small gestures go a long way towards showing someone that you care. This Mother’s Day, say ‘thank you mom’ by turning your love and care into action.