A Perfect DIY Mother’s Day …………… {or “How to make Your Own R&R Day”}








Because there are days
when every mother
every woman
just needs to have her own perfect little DIY project:

1.  Go for walk

just anywhere quiet, just for a moment — somewhere this weekend, go for a walk?


2.Turn on the music:

Fill the house and your heart and mind and bones with Praise to God music (Play it loud and let the whole house dance in praise! Really — just for  a moment: dance in praise!)


3. Make a tasty little treat

— just because. Nibble on this sweet  with with a cup of your favorite tea. Use your best china! {It’s like a mini-holiday, right at home!}


4. Pick up a Pen

— just for a minute.

Write down 3 reasons why you are grateful for your Mother.

From the Harvard Medical School: “When participants wrote and personally delivered a letter of gratitude to someone who had never been properly thanked for his or her kindness, participants immediately exhibited a huge increase in happiness scores. This impact was greater than that from any other intervention —  with benefits lasting for a month.”

{Quick upshot of happiness? Quick, give her thanks here right now! And do her heart and yours so much good! 

I thanked my mama here: What all the Mothers Need to Know

Share your letter of thanks to her right here. Become part of The 1000 Moms Project}

5. Open a window wide open

Pull up a chair!


6. Breathe in the fresh grace of  today 

Laughter optional…

7. Pray

… if nothing else today for your soul —  just bow and  pray. 


8. Give Yourself the gift of Joy:

Write down 5 things you are grateful for this week.

Dr. Emmons:

“People who were in the gratitude condition [keeping a gratitude journal for 10 weeks] felt fully 25% happier – they were more optimistic about the future, they felt better about their lives and they even did almost 1.5 hours more exercise a week than those in the hassles or events condition.”

{Wouldn’t that be the best gift to give yourself — 25% more happiness! Who doesn’t want that? Just give thanks everyday to The Giver of all and everything — share your thanks to Him with us every evening in our little gratitude community!}

Why not give yourself the Free Joy-in-A-Box?  Or wrap up some joy for a woman you love who needs some real deep joy?

Tuck in May’s Joy Dare! 


9. For Beautiful You:

Just spend five minutes snapping a shot like this — promise?  a real little gift this weekend would be just a bit of your beautiful smile in the frame!

Really — to remember you just as you are beautiful as you are right now… please? Say yes!


10. Have an at home pedicure 

… just a little DIY kindness to  your feet


11. Light a a scented candle


12. Take a  bubble bath

 Have you tried the very best kind of DIY bubble bath?


13. Have a Nap:

Oh, yes — the very real benefits of having a little nap


14. Play with the kids

After the nap, play with the kids, because oh, the kids (no matter their size) and you just need to laugh and run with the world’s best bubble recipe — blow them like crazy and have a hoot…. or just blow them slow and quiet and watch them float…

But just take a bit of time to make a few good, happy memories on this good day?


15. Soul Reflect

Before turning out the last light — just sit in the quiet and reflect on the truth and beauty of this…


 Bonus: Just print this out and hand to the kids or the very kind husband?

Related: The Habits of Mothers Who Change the World

The Truth about the REAL “Mother’s Day Card Mothers

Blessings on your weekend, friend,

All’s grace because of Christ alone,




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