“THE GREATEST GOOD YOU CAN DO FOR ANOTHER IS NOT JUST SHARE YOUR RICHES,BUT TO REVEAL TO HIM HIS OWN”BENJAMIN DISRAELI
This season represents a time to honor those who have shaped us; those who care for us, guide us, and facilitate our personal growth. We can connect more deeply to our own stories by identifying the people who have impacted every stage of life. Among these individuals are parents, caregivers, and mentors. Their impact is invaluable and deserves to be recognized and celebrated. Below are ideas to honor them in meaningful ways.
Take time to express your gratitude for the care and support these individuals have given you throughout the years. Tell them how much you appreciate them and communicate the specific ways they have added value to your life.
SPEND TIME TOGETHER CELEBRATE MILESTONES
Prioritize and spend quality time with them, either face-to-face or virtually. Whether it’s sharing ameal or simply chatting over the phone, these moments can help strengthen your bond by creating new memories.
Celebrate their important milestones, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Celebrate their successes to show that you are proud of them. Recognize their unique values and skills that have affected you in positive ways.
LEARN THEIR HISTORY
Take time to learn about their history and cultural heritage. Listen to their stories to gain wisdom to learn from their experiences. This can help you better understand and appreciate the traditions, beliefs, and values that have influenced you in return.
PAY IT FORWARD
Return the favor by showing up during happy and challenging times. Show your support through listening, offering help, and providing encouragement and love. Use the knowledge and skills they have shared with you to help others, passing on the guidance you’ve received.
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