How to Plan the Perfect Mother's Day Salubong for the Most Important Woman in Your Life
She's the one who carried you inside her tummy for nine months, and gave birth to you in a reallyyy painful way. She's also the tireless person who takes care of your meals, clothes, and basically, everything you need. She makes sure you have everything you need and will gladly sacrifice anything and everything to make your life easier. Yup, that's your mom's life.
So this weekend, instead of watching her do all those things for you for the nth time, why don't you let her take some time off and ask your whole family to give her the best day of her year by planning the perfect Mother's Day salubong for her? Don't know where and how to start? Don't worry because we got your back.
- Cook her favorite food for her.
She takes care of you and your entire family's baon, so it's about time you switch things up even just for one day. Instead of paying someone to cook food for her party, why don't you ask the entire family to help you cook your mom's favorite dish. It won't taste as good as her cooking, but we're sure she'll appreciate the time and effort you put into it.
- Write a letter for her.
Instead of writing down the generic "thank you for making meals for me and giving me life," write a heartfelt letter for your mom and thank her for all her sacrifices to make sure you have a good life. Also, apologize for all the times you've yelled at her and thought she's annoying. She'll surely have a great time reading your words and will remember all of them during the hard times—like when you don't listen to her and don't do the chores she asked for a thousand times to do. Oh, and don't forget to tell her you love her!
- Make sure you've got the entire family with you.
Mom won't probably tell you this, but we found out (hee hee!) that they love seeing all their kids together. So for this surprise, make sure you've got your siblings with you and that you're complete. But if one or two of your sibs are away for school or work, make sure they're on Skype or Facetime just so mom can see your group effort. Who knows, you might even make her tear up in the end. ♥
As we've said before, it really doesn't take much to make people happy. Knowing that they've spent time and effort alone can bring a huge smile on their faces because those are the things that you can't measure and buy with money.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.