Whether your kids are grown and on their own, or still eating you out of house and home, Mothers’ Day can often be a day of unmet expectations. Even if you don’t particularly feel like being pampered, the world believes you should be, and that can lead to feelings of disappointment and even resentment when it doesn’t happen.
That’s why I believe in pampering yourself, all the time—not just on “special” days. I create jewelry for women who love to treat themselves and others. So, light some incense or fire up the diffuser, grab your favorite beverage and spend a little time browsing the shop for something that’s just perfect for you.
Is there a mother figure in your life who deserves some recognition? Treat her to a Tiny Oak gift card, so she can pick out something wonderful for herself. Help break the cycle of Mothers’ Day disappointment by letting her know she’s appreciated. Every little act of kindness has a ripple effect, spreading out farther than we can ever know.
These holidays can be tough on our children, grandchildren, and partners as well, putting the pressure on them to create a perfect day. Make it easier on everyone by setting up a wish list. It’s super easy, all you have to do is click the little heart under anything you love. You can share your wish list on social media, or email it to whomever you choose. It’s a not-so-subtle way of dropping a hint (or two).
By managing our own expectations, we can make Mothers’ Day—or any holiday—easier on ourselves. Whether you are gifted with a full spa treatment or simply a heartfelt card, know that you are appreciated and loved.
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