Every parent only wants the best for their child. Most of the times, they even compromise their own comfort just to they can give their children the best life possible. They work unbelievably hard to provide top-notch lifestyle to their kids. While this is not debatable, as all parents love their child unconditionally, how do children pay their parents back? How should children show their appreciation for all the sacrifices their parents have done for them? In other words, how do we express love to our parents so they can be proud of us? Here are some ways.
1. Say it.
Your parents brought you into this world and are continuously shaping you as a person. Whenever you feel like telling them how much appreciation you feel, say it. Tell them you love them. Tell them you care about them. Tell them about your dreams for them. Tell them how important they are to you. Any parent will be touched if they hear their children say these things. In this day and age, we tend to forget our priorities being so busy with all the things that we have to do. Hopefully, we never forget to tell our parents how much we love them.
2. Listen to them.
When your parents say that they have been there and done that, believe them. They are grown people who have more experience than you, and they are wiser than you in this life. You may feel like you know everything, but you don’t. Your parents know more, and are wise enough to give you advice about life in general. When they give you some wise words, listen to them. They know better and remember that they only want what is best for you.
3. Show them.
You might not know it but when you were little, and even until now, your parents showered you with so much affection. They spend most of their lives taking care of you, changing your nappies, feeding you, teaching you, putting you to bed, watching you sleep, and just being proud of you for every milestone you achieve. Even when they’re scolding you for something, it’s their way of showing their concern and love. Now that you’re understanding life better, you have to show them affection too. Kiss them, hug them, hold their hands, cook something for them, buy them a gift, whatever it is that you think they will appreciate, go do it. Your parents will appreciate everything you do for them, big or small. Whenever you have the chance to show them how much they are loved, grab it. When they ask you to clean your room, go clean it. When they ask you to walk the dog, go walk the dog. When they ask you to wash the rugs, go wash them. You may even hire the best carpet cleaner for them. Whatever it is that you can do to make their lives a little more comfortable, go do it.
Your parents will only be with you for long. Make sure you let them know they’re appreciated and loved.