The year is winding down fast, and for a lot of us that means last minute shopping! It’s incredibly stressful wandering around the store thinking about which item to get a friend or loved one – or all the wonderful people in your life that are doing all the behind the scenes work. I’m talking about those special people involved with your child(or children’s life) or if you don’t have kids, all those special extra people in your life. Favorite bus driver? Instructor? Neighbor? Church member? The gift you choose doesn’t have to be expensive either. Let’s face it, most budgets are barely covering Christmas presents this year. What are some great alternatives to charging up yet another credit card so we won’t offend someone?
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I hope you were all able to enjoy Mother’s Day, spending it with those that meant the most to you. Whether it was the woman who gave birth to you, adopted you, or raised you; each woman in your life is special and deserving of the title “Mother.” This, of course, extends to those newer Moms out there who are newly pregnant or have young children. Enjoy the ride, take too many pictures and spend as much time as you possibly can with them. They grow up too fast, and you can’t makeup for the lost time.
With all the special gifts we can exchange over any holiday, the best gift to give is self esteem. Too many women of all ages are suffering, sometimes in silence due to not feeling adequate. You are all capable, beautiful, smart, and worthy! Remind yourself each day, and remind those wonderful women around you too. Let’s work hard to keep that gift going! Fresh flowers are always a bonus too.