Mad About YOU!
There are many moments in our lives when we feel acknowledged for all we do. When appreciation is shown, it feels awesome. It doesn’t happen all of the time, but when you hear the words and feel the sentiment, it’s like your heart could burst with goodness and it makes you want to give even more.
Then there are those days when we don’t feel that at all. The days where it seems that however much we give, it’s not enough. We’re tapped out. We work, we clean, we pay the bills, we make sure our parents are okay, the kids get to their games, and that our partners feel loved. We volunteer what little time we can and still we feel it’s not enough.
Many of you go a long time without feeling recognized for all that you do. No one truly knows how much you do but you.
So today, I want to acknowledge and show appreciation to all of you.
To the stay-at-home mom, who’s putting in extra hours beyond her home duties to help others in need, I acknowledge you.
To the parents, who have a child that’s ill, on top of bills they are trying to pay and another child that needs attention. I acknowledge you.
To the working mom, who works all day then rushes to school in time to be with her children and even makes time to volunteer at school for just one hour, I acknowledge you.
To the husband, who takes on a lot of pressure at work and still manages to play with the kids, take the garbage out, fix the broken disposal and sneak to the backyard for a glass of wine with you, I acknowledge you.
To the step mother, who is patient and loving to her step children and treats them as her own, I acknowledge you.
To the step father, who goes out of his way to create incredible memories for his step children and biological children, I acknowledge you.
To the woman who is putting on a smile when deep down she feels like breaking down, I acknowledge you.
To the young child, whose family is falling apart and feels conflicted with school, hormones, and making friends, I acknowledge you.
To the father who just lost his own father, but puts a brave face on for his children, I acknowledge you.
I acknowledge all of you who give and do your best, who contribute as much as you can with what little time you have, who always try to do what’s right, who make time for the important things and who hold it together so that someone else can lean on you.
And for those in your life that do so much for you. Your sister, your mother, your husband, your son… Take a moment today and look deep. It’s probably time to acknowledge them as well.