Mother's Day is less than three weeks away.
If you're a last-minute shopper, that's probably like an eternity. If you're like most of us, there's still plenty of time to grab some chocolates, wine, flowers, plants or a card to mark the occasion.
But, to make this year's day extra special, I suggest digging a bit deeper, and I don't mean into your wallet or purse. Why not add a personal legacy letter to the mix?
A legacy letter allows you to give mom something truly unique for her special day. The simpler the better.
Start out by picking out one special lesson or value you learned from your mother. Then think how she taught it to you and what it has meant for you over the years. Search your memory for stories or situations related to the lesson or value you've picked.
Then begin writing. Start by clearly stating why you're writing the letter. Follow with the body of the letter, telling the stories of the lesson or value you've selected. Close the letter with some statement of gratitude and love for your mother.
Legacy letters can be used for many other occasions, too. They're a wonderful way to share what's truly important to you with the people you love the most.
Examples of legacy letters can be found on my web site.