This week we celebrated my daughter Alexa’s 27th birthday and I made her a homemade birthday cake. ” Wow” , she said, “You made this?” It surprised me she didn’t remember SHE was the one who got me to take a “bake a cake from scratch” lesson four years ago. It was one of 365 Firsts during my year of firsts.
She was the one who kicked me in the butt to begin with and convinced me to start a blog, to do something new every single day. Without Alexa’s insistence ….I Dare Me would never have existed…never would have happened.
My daughter doesn’t even remember all the ways she’s influenced me big and small. I’m guilty of not remembering my own positive influence on my Mom…how much a daughter’s words and encouragement can mean.
I thought encouraging my mother to exercise and get involved in more activities recently had fallen on deaf ears only to learn she recently took my suggestions to heart. I’m so glad she’s embracing each day again.
Daughters often know their Mothers best and know when they need a push to live their best life.
So many women at book signings will say , “Please sign this for my Mother. She needs to get out there and do more…” Or, ” My mom has been really down lately. I’m hoping this will inspire her…”
Our Moms were the ones who made sure we were trying new things, reaching for our dreams when we were young. They taught us to be adventurers and follow our passions.
Now we can return that favor. Give your Mom a new experience for Mother’s Day (throw in an I Dare Me book too 🙂
I know from experience, when a loving daughter DARES her mom , it can change everything.