Parents do a lot for their children and so as your parents have done for you. It takes a lot of patience, perseverance, dedication; love and patience to bring up a child and give them a nice future.Every child should show appreciation and thankful to their parents who made them what they are today. Be grateful for their time, dedication and everything that they have provided. Here are some of the ways you can say thank you to your parents.
1. Give Time
We have always believed that time is the best gift you can give to someone. And it is actually true, giving time for someone means you are dedicating a part of your life to that person. This is the easiest way to show appreciation to your parents. In this phase of life, parents crave for a time from their loved ones,especially from their kids. Always make time to sit close to your parents, talk about day to day work or problems, and involve them in the day to day routine by just discussing with them
If you are living far from your parents, pick up the phone and have a word with them just to let them feel special.This is something every parent appreciates that you made them the part of their day to day life. Holidays provide you with a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your parents. Here you can have a meal together, sit for a coffee, enjoy a movie or just have a word. Giving them time ultimately make them happy, and valued.
2. Plan an Activity outdoor
Including the parents in an activity certainly makes them feel very special and appreciated. Activity does not mean you have to plan a big trip out of the town. A simple movie date with your parents, a dinner at the weekends at their favorite restaurants or going to a newly opened restaurant in town is a special way to spend a great time. You can also arrange a day picnic with them so that they can send some enjoyable time together.
Your kids can also be a part of the activity, as they love to spend time with their grandchildren. Setting up an outing is something they will enjoy and you can also tell thank you by offering them special gifts without any occasion. This is something parents desire from their children especially when children moved out from the house for work purpose. Inviting them in the day to day occasions and the get together makes them feel overwhelmed.
3. Live Their Lessons
One of the things every parent feels happy and proud of when they see their children succeed in their life. They put a lot of time and efforts in doing so, as you live out their lesson, this makes them proud and contends. This is another way to show their parent’s appreciation is to just make them see that you have lived their lesson in life. Whatever they have taught in these years, you appreciate all this. Time to time, discuss your problem and ask them for the suggestion. This can make them realize that you still listen and follow their words.
Ignoring the life lesson of the parents cannot be done and is one of the biggest mistakes in life. They can give you the best advice in the world that no one can. Listen and be grateful to appreciate their words is what they want. So live it in the best form you can and show them that their words are special for them.
4. Take Every Opportunity
Never miss an opportunity to say “thank you”, “we love you”to your parents. As they love you unconditionally like no other and always show that in front. In the same way, they also appreciate being loved. So give them and treat each occasion and opportunity to make them feel special and appreciated. It can be in a form of a gift to make use of these words and convey them in a most special way. Treat every opportunity to make them happy with words of wisdom. It can make anyone’s day bright and especially for the parents, it means a lot when received from their children.
5. Get involved in daily chores with them
Involving with your parents in everyday routine or simple daily chores is as special for them. Like cooking or helping in daily chores by just cleaning or dusting around the house. Give your mother a break from the daily routine of cooking food and cook a delicious and healthy meal for them. Home cooked food is as special as no other food.
Give them the same excitement and happiness when you used to feel when kid when your mother used to cook your favorite meal, give them the same happiness. It will instantly make them happy and you can see the happiness in their face as they eat the food prepared by you. Make a simple lunch or dinner for them and what they like. This small gesture will enough for you to say thank you in the most special way.
6. Make them a Gift
One of the most important and special gifts that you can gift to your parents to show appreciation is handmade gifts. Something which you are good at like painting, writing, making crafts or anything. Make use of your talent and make some nice and interesting handmade gifts for your parents. Present it in an extra way whenever you get time. Handmade gifts are always special and for your parents, it’s like a precious one.
Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to make one as you are grown up now, they are someone who has seen you when you started all this from an early age. So anything you present to them will be most appreciated. If you have kids, ask them to make for their grandparents as it will be a cherry on the cake for them. Gift from grandchildren that too handmade is something they can’t express in words. So starts preparing for the gift that you are going to give to your parents next time you meet them.