We need to give a little thought to what it is that our mothers might want from us rather than what it is we think our mothers want. Mothers have a way of not telling us what they like the most or what they need even if we ask them. They don’t want to trouble us. Whatever we give them, share with them or do for them or fail to do for them, they never miss expressing how wonderful and loving their children. Most times we take it for granted that we’ve done all that they want and need. Often, it’s a little quality time that they would like to spend with their children and grandchildren, if any, simply talking about things that interest them. It might not interest us, but do listen and try to enjoy it with them. It’ll make their day more than going out to a posh place for a sumptuous meal. Make them feel wanted and loved. Tell them how much you appreciate all that they have done for you and for the family. Take time, devote effort and try to find out what it is that your mother really needs. And, when you give it to her, it will gladden her heart more than any gift you thought she’d like. Physical and verbal expression of one’s affection, devoting time and listening with rapt attention and finding out and fulfilling needs and wants are more than the best bouquet of flowers one can give on Mothers Day or throughout the year. So, let’s make this Mothers Day different — one that will truly bring joy, cheer and fulfil the desires of our mothers’ hearts, be they our own mother, another’s mother or one of the many struggling single or destitute mothers. Let’s give more time and effort to really find out and do it. We all can make a difference and honour our mother, and all mothers.