How to Show Your Mom You Appreciate Her

Our moms and the mother figures in our lives do so much without wanting or needing recognition.

Moms are our comfort when we need to be comforted, they are our compasses when we need help finding our way, and they are the ones who are the happiest when we succeed.

Sometimes we forget how much it would mean to let our mom, grandmother, aunt, or any other nurturing woman in our lives know how much we appreciate them.

However, sometimes it can be difficult to find the words or actions to let them know we care. That’s why we’re sharing five ways to express your love.

Here’s to you, Moms. Thank you for everything you do.

Say I love you

Say I love you as much as you can. You never know when the day will come when you will not be able to say it to your mom again. Those three words might seem like a small thing, but they contain so much power.

Show her you love her

Saying “I love you” is heartfelt, but showing your mom how much you love her will pull at her heartstrings. If she always makes dinner, try making the meal instead—not just on Mother’s Day, but a few times each year.

Realize she’s human, too

We sometimes forget that our moms are humans, too—they make mistakes, they forget things, and they aren’t perfect. Nor should we hold our moms to this higher standard. Just like she is there for us during tough times, we need to be there to support her as well.

If you don’t have the words, write a heart-felt note

There are times, especially if you don’t currently have a close relationship with your mom, where it’s hard to share face to face how much you still love her face-to-face. That’s okay. Sometimes we hurt the ones who we care about the most. Take your time and write a heart-felt note explaining how much you will always love her—no matter what.

Do something for her she wouldn’t expect

Surprise her on her birthday if you live long distance, help out with yard work without being asked, or send a tasty gift basket she’d enjoy, just because. Think of something that would really help your mom out or brighten her day.

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”—Mitch Albom

Mother’s Day is a great time to remember to tell the mother figures in your life how much you love and appreciate them. Moving forward, let’s make it our goal to remember to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us each and every day of the year.