Each of our lives has not only been touched but also shaped by the women in them. Mothers, teachers, coaches, friends, sisters… the roles they may have played are endless, but the impact they’ve made is absolute. In this month of recognition, how will you choose to celebrate the women in your life? We’ve compiled 5 unique ways to show your appreciation this Women’s Month to help you do just that.
Write a Letter
Tell the women in your life how grateful you are for their influence. Don’t take the easy way out and simply shoot a quick email or a text. Take the time to actually put pen to paper and mail them a letter to show your appreciation. Share some of your fondest memories with them, qualities of theirs that you admire, and ways they have inspired you. Call us old-fashioned, but the recipients will realize the time and thought you put in and treasure this small token for years to come. I mean it was your mother who always told you the importance of “thank you” letters, wasn’t it?
Remember what your phone is actually made for? Schedule some time out of your busy day and give them a call. Let them know you appreciate the role they’ve played in your life and get caught up on all the latest details of theirs. Show the women in your life appreciation by taking the time to genuinely listen and support their current endeavors and passions. You just might be surprised to see that there’s even more you can still learn from them.
Enjoy a Meal
Food has a way of bringing people together. Head to their favorite restaurant, prepare a family recipe together, or indulge in their favorite treats. It can be a fancy night out or just a picnic in the park. Just share a meal and share your memories. Express to them the gratitude you have for their example and hard work, list off specific examples of how they have influenced you for the better, and appreciate the company as you treat your tastebuds together.
Create New Memories
It’s great to reminisce on memories from the past, but don’t forget that you can make even more! Plan a unique experience or opportunity that you can share together. Learn about another culture, face your fears, or even explore a new city. Show the women in your life how much you value their companionship and friendship. Show them how much you value their participation in your life.
Embrace Their Passions
Show the women in your life some love by investing in something they love! Are they big into adventures? Plan a trip to go kayaking. Do they have a passion for trying new food? Schedule a foodie tour through the city. Do they love art? Plan a private painting lesson for you both. Express your appreciation by helping them embrace and explore their passions and interests.
No matter how you decide to celebrate this year’s Women’s Month, the most important aspect is simply setting aside time to address and appreciate all the ways women have helped shape your life into what it is today. So much often goes unnoticed, and it’s vital that we slow down to count our blessings from time to time and fully embrace our gratitude.