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What You Should Know About Typical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

What You Should Know About Typical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s day is approaching, and many are planning to give that special and unique person a gift. Mom deserves the best gifts, although they always insist that the love of their children is the most precious thing in the world and do not need anything else, making them happy once in a while is a such a fantastic idea and doing it properly should be of paramount importance.

According to a survey, about 40 percent of mothers are not satisfied with the gift they receive from their love one which translate as 40 percent of the people who buy a gift for their mom on mother’s day often waste money in purchasing things that aren’t valued or appreciated by mothers.

This article will expose you to some typical gifts people always buy for their mom on mother’s day without actually helping their mom sustain the gift.

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1. Flower Gift

Flowers are something that every woman likes and would appreciate irrespective of the day. Hence, presenting cute flowers on mother’s day is not something you should ignore. As they may tend to wither in a couple of weeks if not taken care of, ensure you give your mom a flower fully placed in a vase filled with some water and show her how to  take care of them. Doing this will her keep them alive while allowing her to see your love and grace in the flowers.

2. Shoe Gift

Women love shoes, and they never get satisfied owning dozens. A woman will likely never have enough shoes in her wardrobe that is why shoes are such a good option. However, do not forget to include the gift ticket so she can go to the store and change it without a problem if she is not comfortable. Thus the basic idea behind buying shoes is to make her choice flexible and let her know you respect her choice other than forcing your choice on her.

3. Clothing

Again every woman wants to look trendy; therefore you have to be very careful with this option especially if you are a man, and your knowledge of fashion is completely out of place or shallow. Because in the end, you will simply get her something that will stay in the back of the closet forever.

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Your sure bet is to seek counsel with an older woman you accidentally meet at the store or better still take note of her fashion test and fashion niche. But if generally you are poor when it comes to fashion, please just stay away to avoid making a wrong choice.

Irresistible Gift Idea

Honoring a woman that means so much to you is sometimes difficult and we often run out of ideas. Yes, it is hard to buy a gift for someone that means so much. What do you buy for a woman that has done so much for you?

Therefore, the option of searching for homemade mothers day gifts for mom or personalized gifts are also an excellent way to show off your love. Personalized key chains that hold a picture are a great way for your mom to remember when you were little. Before giving this gift, have it engraved with a special message and be sure to include a photograph of a particular memory.

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Key-chains aren’t the only gift that can be personalized. A personalized compact makes a great gift for a mom and a great reminder of how beautiful she is.

Getting the proper gift for your mom on that special day will go a long way in reminding her of how much she is loved.

What do you think? Drop a comment.

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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

7. Positive people smile a lot!

When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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8. People who are positive are great communicators.

They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco via flickr.com

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