Parents are awesome in so many ways that we often don’t take the time to consider. They love us, care for us, and raise us, even while they work tirelessly to support us – their growing children.
Their contributions never seem to stop, even as we reach adulthood. We still turn to them for guidance and reassurance as we start our own set of responsibilities. As children, as parents, and as grandparents, we should all take some time this Working Parents Day to show our appreciation to the people that have done so much to support us!
Whether it’s just a little extra communication like a simple phone call, or going out of your way to spend some time to meet for dinner, don’t forget to tell your parents that you love them.
If you’re feeling a little short on creativity, here are a few ideas how to say thank you!
- Treat them to a heartfelt conversation over lunch or dinner
- Stir up a little bit of nostalgia with movie night
- Return the favor and cook them dinner
- Surprise them and share a relaxing spa day to work out stress from work
- Take them for a walk in the park
- If all else fails – Wine. (Not whine!)
Most importantly, today shouldn’t serve as the only day to show you appreciate your parents. It should be used to remind us to take a step back and think of other moments we can show appreciation.
Days of celebration should reinforce and instill these habits in us. They help promote better family relationships and remind us to teach the same lessons and improve upon our parents’ examples in how we care for our own children.
All in all, let’s all take today to say thank you to our parents who have worked so hard to raise us and to show that we love and appreciate them!