I had a rotten night last night. The sleep deprivation of having a newborn in the house is really starting to get to me. But as I looked through the ideas I’d jotted down for blog posts today, this one jumped out at me. It reminded me just how uplifting it is to do something nice for someone else, even (or perhaps especially?) when we’re feeling miserable ourselves.
Moms often go unappreciated. They work hard at a job that’s even more important than the most influential politicians or CEOs of big companies. They’re creating the next generation of people, shaping and growing little minds and bodies that will one day grow into the world’s future.
A mom’s work lives on long after she’s sent her kids to college and indeed after she welcomes her grandchildren.
But in the meantime, every mom faces tough challenges, hurdles, potholes, and bumps in the long and winding road of raising her family. She has ups and downs, never gets enough sleep and always wants to do more things than there is time for in the day.
So do something nice for another mom today.
Maybe give her a call before you head out to the supermarket to see if there’s anything she needs. Or just randomly pick up a treat you know she likes and drop it off on her doorstep. If you’ve made cookies or muffins, take her a couple. Offer her the coupons that you’re not going to use. Email her a link to something you think she might find funny online.
It doesn’t have to be a big thing. Just something to let her know you’ve thought of her.
Now, the question is, which wonderful mom am I going to do something nice for today?