Prepare to be bombarded. The ads will be coming from every direction over the next week with the things that Mom just “can’t live without.” Really?
What does a mother really long for? It’s not more “stuff.” It’s knowing that she is making a positive difference in the lives of those she loves. Moms don’t do it for the thanks. But every mother I knows is encouraged when her family takes the time to express their gratitude.
Here’s another great way to affirm a mother: create a “word cloud.” When I first saw this, I thought it had to be created by a graphic artist. Nope! It was created by Kat Dennis, a woman with a heart of encouragement and ingenuity. Someone who understands the tremendous impact that words can make in another’s life.
The word cloud has the potential to be used for all sorts of gifts in addition to Mother’s Day. It’s a perfect birthday gift, retirement present, or way to honor a graduate. What a beautiful and creative way to tell someone how much they are valued!
Here are the simple steps to create a word cloud masterpiece:
For those of you who love the idea, but are intimidated by technology, contact Kat at email@example.com. You can hire her to create the word cloud…but you still need to supply the words of affirmation about your loved one.
I’d love to hear from other moms about meaningful ways you’ve been affirmed by those you love…or creative ways you have expressed gratitude to the important women in your life. Let’s encourage one another.
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