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Mother's Day From the Perspective of Someone Who's Not a Mom

Samantha has been an online writer for over four years. Her articles often focus on holiday celebrations.

Learn about Mother's Day from the perspective of someone who's not a mom.

Learn about Mother's Day from the perspective of someone who's not a mom.

Mother's Day When You're Not a Mom

Let me begin by saying that I am not a mother (although I do have beautiful "fur-babies"). This is what I think about Mother's Day and why you should definitely show your mother some appreciation.

What Makes Mother's Day so Special?

When Mother's Day is approaching, I hear my coworkers say, "This is stupid," or "Isn't every day Mother's Day?" To those of you who complain, what is it about this one day of the year that is so inconvenient for you? No one demands that you buy expensive gifts or super sappy cards for Mother's Day. Mother's Day is not about material items, nor is any other holiday for that matter.

Don't Minimize What Your Mother Does for You

I think many people overlook the things that their mothers (and fathers/caregivers) do for them because they're just used to it, and I am no exception to this rule. This doesn't necessarily mean that we're ungrateful or that we don't appreciate it; it just means that we sometimes forget that she doesn't do it because she has to; she does it because she wants to—because she loves you.

Mother's Day Is a Day to Reflect

Mother's Day is simply a day for us to reflect on the other 364 days of the year, during which she did so much for us. It's a day for us to reflect on all the struggles she's gone through, such as getting us to school in the morning, convincing us to eat our vegetables, helping us with our math homework, or showing us how to make the right decisions.

A mother's job is never done, so take the day to celebrate your mother and thank her for everything she does for you.

A mother's job is never done, so take the day to celebrate your mother and thank her for everything she does for you.

Why You Should Appreciate Your Mother

My point is this: Being a mother is not a job that you ever get to clock in and out of. Even after the kids leave the nest, her job is still not done. A mother does not retire from the role of motherhood because you've left the home that she lives in—she continues to be your mother.

You don't need to be close to your mother to appreciate what she's done for you—and the things that she still does for you. Mother's Day is simply a day when you are reminded to thank her for being the wonderful mom that she is.

Get Her a Gift to Say Thank You

Whether your "mom" is your grandma, your aunt, your dad, a friend, or someone else, take some time to thank them for being there for you—not just for one day of the year, but for every day.

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Of course, bringing her flowers probably wouldn't break the bank, and if it would, I'm sure just hearing from you will be enough.

If your mother is no longer with you, take the day to remember her. Look through old pictures, videos, letters, whatever it may be—and smile.

If your mother is no longer with you, Mother's Day will be bittersweet, but you can still take the day to remember her and the time you spent together.

If your mother is no longer with you, Mother's Day will be bittersweet, but you can still take the day to remember her and the time you spent together.

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