I hope that April is going really well for you and trust that you have taken action on some of things we spoke about last newsletter in really taking care of yourself. Well, for this newsletter it’s all about Mum’s!
With Mother’s Day fast approaching (May the 13th – for anyone that has forgotten), it’s time to think about what your mum means to you and how you can appreciate her even more than you do now. What can you say or do today to thank her for being there for you.
My mum passed away very suddenly in 2006 and I still find myself going to ring her when I’ve just touched down in another city and am sitting in a hotel room (so she knows I arrived safely!- old habits die hard) . Gosh, I remember her calling me SO many times, asking me am I ok and did I get to so and so – as I’d completely forgotten to honor my promise to let her know I had actually arrived safely.
As I reflect back on that “old” me, the one who was a complete workaholic and rarely thought to call mum and dad for weeks (and I’m ashamed to even admit it, sometimes months), I remember that I learnt a very harsh and incredibly painful lesson when mum passed away without any notice.
I had really taken them both for granted and just sort of thought that they would always be there for me. Have you or do you think this sometimes too?
Well, these days I’m pleased to say that I speak with my Dad nearly weekly and catch up for a lunch or dinner as often as we both can (Dad lives a couple of hours away from me). I promised myself that I would never take Dad or my friends for granted and made some massive changes. I’m proud to say that Dad and I have even been on two overseas holidays together (Bali and the USA) so please, I urge you look out for your parents and don’t do what I did. I wish everyday that my Mum was still here!
So, love your family and friends, connect with them, tell them you love them and for goodness sake pamper your Mum or your wife (from the kiddies) this Mothers Day. Cherish them right here and now as work will always be there but your family and loved ones won’t. So enough preaching from me but I wish someone had of told me before Mum passed how I would feel and maybe I would have made better choices in my life back then.
In closing, of course we are hear to help you and have some lovely gift boxed gift certificates that we can pop in the mail for you so feel free to call so one of my wonderful therapists can visit her and divinely pamper her.
Till next month