From the womb to the world, and throughout one’s journey in life, a mother’s role never ends, even if her children have left the nest.
A loving and doting son wanted to give back to his mom, who had 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 Benz the most, but could not bring herself to buy one. So, her son thought it was time to present her one for her 70th birthday. So, he brought his mom one day to the dealership, with her thinking that his car, an Audi sports car, 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 said, “I’m gonna need a winter car.” As he says so, he points his mom toward the car next to it, a gleaming white Mercedes sedan.
His mom quickly approached the white Mercedes, opened the driver’s door, sat in the driver’s seat, and said: “This is my car.” In response, his son said, “It is your car, Happy birthday!”
She could not believe her ears, and her reaction was priceless—it made her cry! At first, she didn’t want to accept the car thinking it was too extravagant. But after awhile, she eased up and accepted her son’s generous gift.
Life is too precious to ever take for granted. Seize the day and take every moment to be appreciative and 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.
Remember, it’s the thought that counts!