Communication is Everything-– When we created Smarty Symbols one of our main goals was to help people communicate. We know not everyone has the luxury of being able to communicate verbally. So we wanted to build the largest library of symbols to help others communicate their ideas non-verbally. Even if you don’t struggle with verbal communication images go a long way to convey our thoughts and hearts: what better day to use itFavorite Memories with Mom?– Share them with her. No one see life from our exact perspective. Although she may have a hunch of what made the biggest impact on your heart she won’t really know unless you tell her. Make a game of writing these memories with our Symbols and see if she can guess or remember them.Lessons Learned from Mom?— let her know. Just as we go through life often times not knowing how we have impacted others, your mom probably doesn’t know the ways in which she made the biggest impact on you. Make it fun and spell it out with our symbols for her.Favorite Quality about Mom?– tell her — what makes her stand out? You probably at some point compared her to other moms’ of friends. What makes her stand out from other mom’s. What makes you particularly proud to be her son or daughter? We all like to feel special. Today, let someone know why they are.
Family is more than Biology— Thank someone for being a motherly figure. As humans, sometimes we get in the habit of thinking everyone came from the same circumstances as ourselves. Just because we had a good relationship with our moms that everyone has had an equally great experience. Today can be a tough day for those who didn’t have a positive, healthy, or present mother in their lives the same way Valentines can be tough on those who don’t have a romantic partner. Not everyone had a mother to look after them, guide them, love them. This makes today an extra special day of gratitude for those who did. But for those who didn’t, they may have searched their whole lives for a motherly figure and today can also be a day to thank them for at least occasionally filling those shoes, whether it was a grandparent, a neighbot, or an older friend. Thanks to all of those who have given a motherly love. Take the above ideas and share them with those who gave motherly love. Now is the time to share the love with those who shared it with you.