Mother is a word that embodies love, care, and sacrifice. A mother represents a child’s entire world and the unconditional love of a mother is a very special thing.
A mom makes commitments and a lot of sacrifices for the sake of her child. She suppresses her own emotions, needs, and desires and acts as the backbone for the entire family.
It is quite difficult to even imagine a life without your mom. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could reciprocate even a little of that sentiment to make your mother feel truly loved and cared for?
It doesn’t even take much to make her life better. Moms appreciate whatever you give them because it comes from their children.
How To Appreciate Your Mother’s Unconditional Love
Here are 10 ways to appreciate the true unconditional love of your mother and express your abiding love and care for her in a thoughtful way.
1. Learn Her Love Language
In his book, The 5 Love Languages, Dr Gary Chapman wrote that each of us has a preference for the way we perceive love. These 5 love languages include:
- Words of Affirmation
- Acts of Service
- Receiving Gifts
- Quality Time
- Physical Touch
As everyone experiences love differently, it can be easy to miss the mark when it comes to showing that you care.
But if you take the time to find out what your mother’s love language is, you’ll know exactly how to express your love in the way she can best receive it.
Then you can choose from among the tips below (or use all of them) to show your mom how much you truly care for her.
2. Say “I Love You”
If your mom’s love language is Words of Affirmation, expressing your love for her is important to make her realise how special she is for you.
So, never forget to express your love and to say “I Love You” to your mom. You don’t even need a reason to say it, and it will make her feel truly loved.
These three magic words will make a world of difference in the way she perceives herself because to moms their child’s love means everything.
3. Establish Healthy Communication
If your mother loves Words of Affirmation, make the time to establish a healthy and meaningful conversation with her.
Share your daily affairs and stay connected to her so that she doesn’t feel the loneliness of becoming an empty-nester.
If you stay in a different city or country from your mom, don’t forget to call her often either on Facetime or just on a call. It’s one of the best ways to show that you love and care for her.
4. Make Special Occasions Unforgettable For Her
If your mother loves Acts of Service, you can plan a thoughtful surprise for her, whether it is Mother’s day or her birthday.
If you’re not able to visit her, you can send her cakes, gifts, and Mother’s Day Flowers via online gifting portals in any city across India.
5. Write Her A Thank You Note
If your mom loves Acts of Service or Words of Affirmation, you can send her a thoughtful and touching thank you note. You don’t even need an occasion to do it and it will delight her.
Your mother does a lot for you, so appreciating the fact that she loves you unconditionally can go a long way to show her you feel the same way about her.
6. Be Her Best Friend
Friends are those with whom you share all your secrets, especially for moms who love Quality Time or Words of Affirmation.
As you grow older, your mother would love to have you as a friend with whom she can share all her secrets, happiness, and fears. So, try to be an active listener and help your mom handle things without too much struggle.
Be her best friend and give her all your love and support when she needs it. If you can see her in person, and her love language is Physical Touch, make sure you give her plenty of hugs.
Try to learn what your mother feels, and what dreams and desires she suppressed for the sake of you and your family. Knowing this will spur you to help her live her life the way she wants to.
7. Surprise Her With Gifts
If your mom’s love language is Receiving Gifts, no matter what the occasion is, you can always surprise her with thoughtful gifts such as flowers, cakes, plants, jewellery, or whatever you know she will love.
It’s a wonderful way to express your love and care for her, especially if receiving meaningful gifts is the way she feels loved.
8. Give Her A Break From Her Daily Routine
You can get your mom to take a day off from her daily routine and support her in her hobbies or favourite activities.
This Act of Service will show your love and concern and mean a great deal to her. Doing this often will show your mom the immense importance she has in your life.
9. Show Your Care For Her Every Day
No matter how far you are from your mother, you can show your love and care for her from any corner of the world. Call her and give her the attention she deserves.
You might be busy in your day-to-day life, but don’t forget to ask your mom what you can do for her to lighten her load, especially if she loves Words of Affirmation or Acts of Service.
Ask her how her day was or what she needs right now, and so on. Your act of kindness and loving concern for her will make her feel truly loved and appreciated.
10. Do Something Special For Her, For No Reason
It’s not always important to look for a reason to do something special for your mother. You can do anything you know she’ll love, just to make her feel special.
Don’t wait for an occasion – get tickets to a movie, prepare her favourite meal, and take her out to have some fun together. Such Acts of Service will make her loved and wanted.
These are some of the ways you can show your love for your mother through the five love languages. We hope they will help you show your appreciation of your mother’s unconditional love for you.
Priya Florence Shah is the Group Editor at SHEROES and author of Devi2Diva, an emotional self-care book for women.