It’s been a challenging time for all of us, but do you know what has kept us going here at AVIE!? You! We want you to know that you are the reason we come to work every day, and that we will always be here for you, even when we can’t see you in person, because it’s our passion and privilege to help you feel amazing. But there’s another person who is always there for you — Mom! With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we wanted to share a few simple gift ideas inspired by our gratitude for you!
This year, celebrate Mom by giving her…
Physical affection literally releases endorphins, those feel-good hormones, and is also associated with lower blood pressure and reduced stress hormones. All that, and it’s also FREE! “The best gift is always hugs and kisses,” says Kim Marinetto. “I know they make my day!”
A gratitude journal
Keeping a gratitude journal is a terrific way to keep your attitude in shape, especially during stressful times when it’s easy to get down in the dumps. Research indicates that having an attitude of gratitude is super healthy because it helps lower stress and conserve energy so your body has more strength to fend off illnesses. Positive thinking is also associated with a lower risk of disease and greater happiness, so giving Mom a gratitude journal is a perfect wellness gift! And don’t forget about yourself! Start your gratitude list today and see the difference it makes!
In recent months, gift certificates have become extremely important to our economy by helping closed businesses stay afloat! But we love gift certificates for so many other reasons. For starters, it gives Mom the freedom to choose exactly what she wants. Secondly, she can schedule it for a time that works perfectly for her schedule. And third, it’s a self-care gift, boosting Mom’s wellbeing by giving her a special treatment she can look forward to! What’s better than that?
Your own gratitude!
When was the last time you sat down and really thought about the reasons you’re grateful for Mom? This is not a question to make you feel guilty! Most of us haven’t done this, and we want you to feel inspired. It doesn’t have to be a long list, either. “I’m grateful for you, Mom!” works perfectly. The whole point is to share your gratitude, because what you’re really sharing is joy and happiness.
Despite the uncertainty in recent months, we know a few things that will always be certain — that gratitude, love and hope will continue to carry us through! Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous mothers out there!