Mothers are truly amazing! From the day they carry us in their wombs, until they give birth to us after 9 months and then keep on smoothing the path for our existence in this world. Their role as mothers never stop, even if the children have left the nest.
A loving and doting son wanted to give back to his mom who has done an excellent job of raising him and his siblings, so he prepared a surprise for her. When his mom’s 70th birthday was approaching, he felt that it was the perfect time to gift her with something that she had been wanting for a long time.
He knew that his mom wanted a Mercedes for the longest time and could not bring herself to buy it. So her 70th birthday was the best time to give it. He brought his mom one day to the dealership with her thinking that his car, which is an Audi sportscar, needed to be serviced. She gushed at the sight of the Audi and even tried it out for size with her son’s prodding.
Then he says, “I’m gonna need a winter car,” intentionally lying, he points his mom toward the car next to it, a gleaming white Mercedes sedan.
His mom walked fast over to the white Mercedes, opens the driver’s door and sits in the driver’s seat and says, “This is my car.” and with this being said his son replies by saying, “It is your car, Happy birthday!”
She could not believe what she heard and her reaction was priceless—it made her cry! At first, she didn’t want to accept the car because she thinks it was too extravagant. But after awhile she eases up and accepts the generous gift from her son.
Life is too precious to ever take it for granted. Seize the day and take every moment you can get to thank someone today—a family member, friend or just a random person. It doesn’t have to be a birthday or any occasion, everyday is a special day.
You never know you might not get the chance to do it to someone special. So hug and thank someone today!